You are ultimately and legally responsible for the care and education of the children at the school you govern.
You are, in general, as a group, a bunch of ill educated, useless, uninformed trophy collectors.
Did you know each LA has an officer dedicated to training you lot?
You are not a rubber stamp, whose principle purpose is to approve the decisions of the head.
Your job is to be a critical friend or less cryptically: A pain in the arse.
Each item of each agenda of each meeting should have a discussion along the following lines:
- How does this benefit the children?
- How do you know?
- What will it cost?
- Is it best value?
And then later:
- What evidence can you show us that the impact was valuable.
- Why do you deserve a pay rise , Mr/Mrs Headteaccher.
You are not there to “support”.
You are there to hold the headteacher to account.