School governors

Could you be a school governor?

  • Do you want to give something back to the community?
  • Are you open to new ideas and ready to learn?
  • Do you have time to spend a couple of hours a month to go to meetings and read documents and reports?
  • Are you motivated and interested in education?
  • Would you like to make a positive impact on the education of thousands of children and work towards better schools and communities?

If the answer is yes to any of these and you have enthusiasm and commitment then you could be a school governor.

If you are appointed as a governor there is an expectation that you will attend induction training.

What are the benefits?

The induction training will enable you to:

  • Think strategically
  • Develop new skills and strengthen existing ones
  • Ask challenging questions and hold people to account
  • Get a sense of personal satisfaction
  • Experience team working and acting confidentially
  • Learn about the world of education
  • Effectively contribute to meetings
  • Have access to a comprehensive training package
  • Practice work talents and learn to communicate with a wide variety of people.

“It's been amazing to be part of the development of the school, seeing the results for students improve year on year as a result of decisions we've made around teacher appointments, budget allocations and investment in our premises.

"I've got a better appreciation of the work of the school, the pressures on the staff and the opportunity to learn new skills in respect of team working and encouraging other governors and staff to rise to new challenges"

Adrian Hardy, School Governor

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