Anyone over the age of 18 years can be a Governor. You don’t have to be associated with the school, or be a parent. The Governing body is made up of staff, parents and members of the community. Commitment, enthusiasm and an interest in education are an important part of the role. You will be a Governor on a volunteer basis, and will be expected to attend Governing body & Committee meetings. No qualifications are needed, and training and support will be available throughout your time as a Governor.
The Governing body are accountable for the use of public funds, the quality of teaching & learning, monitoring & evaluating the schools progress and setting the schools aims & values. They contribute to appointing members of staff, work alongside the Head teacher, support the Head teacher & Senior staff and plan for the long term future of the school. They participate in setting policies & objectives, approving the use of school funds & budget.
There are committees within the Governing body. Each Governor is in a committee which has responsibilities within certain areas, such as finance, learning, building. As a Governor you may also have sole responsibilities.
Being a Governor is very rewarding.
You can apply to become a Governor at the school or contact your Local Education Authority.