School governors

Becoming a school governor is one of the most important ways in which you can help your local school.

School governors are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education. Together with the Head Teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies as well as carrying out a number of other important duties including, deciding how the school's budget is spent, appointing and dismissing of staff, and forming policy on the school's curriculum.

If you were to become a school governor, advice, support and training in carrying out the role is given by our Governor Support and Development Service and much of the work is done in working groups or sub-committees where you can share your experience with other members.

The term of office for a school governor is normally four years. Being a school governor is demanding but rewarding and a good way of putting something into your local community. You don't have to be a parent of a child at the school, but if you are you can also know that you are having a direct influence on the quality of your child's education.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a governor and what it involves please contact Governor Development and Support.

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