Your role (strategic)
You have an important role in contributing to the strategic direction of many policies, and in checking and approving some policies once they've been written.
You also can hold the senior leadership team (SLT) to account for how policies have been implemented, and whether they've been successful.
School leaders' role (operational)
The SLT will actually write and implement the policies – this isn't your role.
Read more in our article on governors' role in overseeing school policies.
Budgets Your role (strategic) You should scrutinise the budget (or each school's budget, if you're a trustee