Volunteer as a governor
Join the largest group of committed volunteers in the country and at the same time play a valuable role in the local community helping to shape the future of our youngsters.
Governors have an important role in the leadership of schools and academies, ensuring pupils receive the best possible education and care.
Being a governor means being interested in working to provide the best education for pupils. Governors are involved in a range of matters, which include recruitment, finance and curriculum. They also provide a strong link between the school and the local community, and an independent view to enable and support long term development and improvement.
Governing boards meet on at least a termly basis and governors are expected to get to know their schools through planned visits. Governors are members of committees which have specific tasks to undertake on behalf of the governing board and they meet at least termly. There is a range of training opportunities available to help governors undertake their duties and develop their understanding of the key areas of their responsibilities.
Find out more
If you are interested in applying to become a governor or would like to find out more, please read the following information.
What should you do next?
If you are interested in becoming a co-opted or authority governor, please complete the online application form. If you are a member of staff or parent, please contact your school directly.