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.
What does it involve?
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.
What support will I get?
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.
Who can become a governor?
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.
What are the benefits?
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.
How can I find out more?
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 876 4589.
How can I apply?
Simply complete and return the application form which is located in the downloads section at the bottom of the page.