The governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It’s main functions are:

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governors have a role to play in ensuring that social and emotional wellbeing features within improvement plans, policies, systems and activities and the culture and ethos of the school.

Discussion questions/Thinking points

  • How involved are the Governors with Mental Health and wellbeing in the school?
  • Do we have/need a Mental Health wellbeing link governor?
  • How do you support the Mental Health and wellbeing of Governors?