If you get on with people, would like to learn something new and give something back to the community, then being a school governor may be for you.
To be a governor, you must be committed and interested in doing what's best for the next generation.
There may be lots of papers to read and meetings to attend and you will sometimes need to make difficult decisions about individual pupils or staff.
Appointments usually last for four years and you will receive appropriate training.
As part of the governing body, you are responsible for making sure the school provides good quality education. Together with the headteacher, you set the school aims and policies.
Every school has a governing body. It normally includes:
The governing body:
If you would like to find out more about becoming a school governor before you apply, please send an enquiry form to Governor Services.
You can ask your local school if they have any vacancies or become a governor appointed by the council. We carry out pre-appointment checks to ensure you have clearance to work with children and young people.
If you would like more information contact Governor Services
You will find all the information you need on our Governors pages.