Governing boards play a vital role in schools, so they must be empowered to ask challenging questions and offer support.
Putting together an effective school governing body isn’t easy. Not only are school governors unpaid – and, perhaps unsurprisingly, hard to recruit – but boards are responsible for a huge variety of tasks. They appoint headteachers, examine how money is being spent and scrutinise the progress that students make.
Full article can be viewed here: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/sep/23/six-essential-skills-for-school-governing-bodies-and-how-to-get-them