Governance Support Leaders and governors play a vital role in supporting today’s education system. The challenges faced can be considerable. It is vital that leaders and governors have access to high quality support and professional development. Governing boards are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in education establishments. They are also a key part of the overall system for education accountability. More than ever governing boards have a vital role to play in driving up pupil and student performance and ensuring that resources are used well to give every child/young person the best possible education.