The principles of governance are the same in academies as in
maintained schools, but the governing body has greater autonomy.
Academies are required to have at least two parent governors.
It is your chance to have a greater say and make a real
difference to the lives of hundreds of children.
Governors have a wide range of responsibilities. They are in
charge of planning the Academy's future direction and can thereby
help raise the standards of pupil achievement. Governors are also
accountable to parents and their wider community for the
performance of the Academy.
School governors are the largest volunteer workforce in the
country, giving freely and generously of their time to help schools
achieve the highest standards. People from all walks of life offer
their services as governors.
Governing bodies bring together many stakeholders such as
parents, teaching staff, local authority representatives, as well
as representatives from business and the wider community. While
many are highly experienced in this role, it is also true that the
responsibilities of governors are becoming greater.
As more and more school funding is being directly delegated to
schools and academies themselves, the role of the governing body as
the corporate governance of is becoming more of a key part of their
To find out more about being a governor at Top Valley Academy,
email or call us at the contact details on this site.