The Staff Governor role is unique in that, by definition, staff are involved in the day to day running of the school and yet are asked as governors to put this to one side and be ‘strategic managers’. This is not always easy to do! However, the role of the staff governor offers an opportunity to make a real contribution to the strategic management of the school, providing an interesting and rewarding dimension to work.

Staff governors are representative staff members rather than representatives of staff, bringing a staff viewpoint and perspective to discussion and debate. They should not be seen as a ‘go-between’ or staff delegate. They act according to their own conscience and should follow the appropriate rules of
governor protocol and confidentiality.