Becoming a school governor

General Information

school governorSchool governors are one of the largest groups of volunteers in the country, with volunteers working in their spare time to promote school improvement and effectiveness.

What a school governor does

In all types of schools, governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions.

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

Who can apply?

Anyone over 18 who is keen to make a positive contribution. You do not necessarily need a background in education, although it would be an advantage if you have financial or human resources skills and the ability to analyse data.

What support will I get?

Each term you will receive a governance report, a comprehensive learning and development programme and e-learning courses which will keep you to date with legal requirements and new initiatives. 

 

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