School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.
Who can become a governor?
Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. There are different types of school with different categories of governor.
There are different categories of governor:
- local authority
The type of governor you will become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing body.
How do I become a governor?
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 the school to ask if they need a new governor
- You can contact your local council https://www.learningtrust.co.uk/TPG/Pages/Governors.aspx