Apply to be a Governor
You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. Governors attend regular training sessions to help keep up to date with changes in educational policies and the law. What's really important is that you have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education.
Governors come from all sections of the community, and all walks of life. They can be parents, staff at the school, residents’ in the locality or representatives of local churches or businesses. It is important that you can work as part of a team, and can give commitment to the school.
If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor there are a number of ways of finding schools that have vacancies:
- You can contact your local school to ask if they need a new governor
- You can contact SGOSS - Governors for Schools, which recruits Governors nationally
- You can contact your local council
- You can use the inspiring the future website