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Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Governors make an exceptional contribution to the work and direction of the school.  We make strategic appointments to the governing body to ensure a breadth of expertise and experience.  The Governing body has expertise in education, local government, business, industry and accountancy.  The governing body meet at least every term to evaluate the effectiveness of the school action plans and to act on their findings.

To contact the Chair of Trust, please write to:

Chair of Trust
Little Lever School
Church Street
Little Lever

email:  Chair@little-lever.bolton.sch.uk