WHAT is a School Governor?
Schools are run by a governing body working with the head teacher and senior management team to ensure pupils get a good education. Becoming a governor could be a way of contributing to your local school and learning new skills.
WHO can become a School Governor?
You don’t need to have a child at school to become a governor. All types of people can become school governors. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date you are elected or appointed. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. Many schools would particularly welcome new governors who have transferrable skills developed at work, or who have a particularly good understanding of the community served by the school.
WHAT do School Governors do?
The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:
- Setting strategic direction, policies and objectives,
- Approving the school budget,
- Reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives,
- Appointing, challenging and supporting the head teacher.
WHAT would be involved?
Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of committees that deal with specific issues like the school’s curriculum, premises or finances. If you become a governor, you will probably be asked to serve on a committee where you have an interest or can make a contribution. The amount of time involved for each governor varies between schools. However, in a typical month in a typical school you can expect to spend at least six to eight hours on your duties.
Please select link to download a list of current School Governors and the Committee/Working Party Membership.
Please select link to download the Register of Governor Interests and the Annual Governance Statement for 2016-17.