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Become a school governor
Find out more about how to help school staff and Head Teachers to ensure that children and young people get the best from schools, by becoming a school governor.
Select a link below for further information about becoming a school governor:
- What does it involve?
- What support will I get?
- Who can become a governor?
- What are the benefits?
- How can I find out more?
- How can I apply?
Governors work as part of a team supporting the school and head teacher to decide the schools policy, help the school to recruit staff and manage budgets. To do this the governing body will meet once each term for a period of four years. The meetings traditionally take place after school.
To support governors we provide a comprehensive training package to schools. We also provide telephone support via our development officers and a wealth of governance information via Governornet.
We need people who have energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to support our schools. You don't need to have had any previous experience or knowledge. Common sense, a genuine interest in education and commitment are the most important qualities that we're looking for.
The role can provide opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and experience in areas such as education policy, financial management, interviewing and chairing skills and speaking in public.
You'll also have the satisfaction of making a positive contribution to your local school and community.
We're here to help with any queries you may have about becoming a governor. Fill in the Become a governor and make a difference! recruitment leaflet under downloads or call us on 0115 87 64589.
Simply complete and return the application form which is located in the downloads section on the right.