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What Does It Mean To Be A Governor?


School governors are expected to:

  • Attend the regular and special meetings of the governing body
  • Work as a member of the governing body (not as an individual) in the best interests of the school
  • Show an interest in school activities
  • Become informed about education in general and about our school in particular
  • Become familiar with the rules of school governance
  • Attend necessary training courses


What we hope you will get out of being a governor

  • The knowledge that you are helping the school and its pupils
  • The satisfaction of giving something back to the community
  • A sense of purpose and achievement
  • New skills 
  • New friends 
  • Training and support in order to help you fulfil your duties and responsibilities


What we hope you will be able to offer

  • Time
  • Commitment
  • A willingness to learn
  • A listening ear 
  • A willingness to ask questions and challenge (there's no such thing as a silly question at our school)
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Reasons to volunteer

  • Help children fulfil their aspirations
  • Model the values of your community and make a difference to the lives of young people
  • Meet great new people and bring a fresh perspective to the work of the board
  • Develop new skills and knowledge with governor training


You do not have to be a parent or an education professional to be a school governor – schools value a diverse range of skills and perspectives.