School governor

Do you want to be a school governor?

School governors are people from the school's community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability, and monitoring and evaluating school performance. 

We want to recruit people who care about children’s education. They could be:

  • parents;
  • grandparents;
  • local business people and employers;
  • people who contribute to school life;
  • community group members e.g. from churches, mosques, voluntary organisations etc.

They must be aged 18 or over at the date of their election or appointment. There is no upper age limit.

Information about the School Governance Service and the supporting team can be viewed on our Learning Portal.

I am interested, what do I do now?

You can contact your local school to ask if they need a new governor, or your local education authority (LA) will be able to help you find a school or advise on opportunities to become a LA governor. If you are a parent - ask your school about elections for parent governors.

Last updated: 12.27pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019

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