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How To Become A Governor

Who can become a governor?

Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. There are different types of school with different categories of governor.

The types of state schools in England are:

  • community
  • voluntary controlled
  • voluntary aided
  • foundation
  • trust – a type of foundation school
  • academies, free Schools & City Technology Colleges (CTCs) – independent state funded schools

There are also different categories of governor:

  • parent
  • staff
  • foundation
  • partnership
  • local authority
  • co-opted

The type of governor you will become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing board.

How do I become a governor?

If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor there are a number of ways of finding schools that have vacancies:

  • You can contact your local school to ask if they need a new governor
  • You can contact your local council
  • You can use the Inspiring Governance website.

 

All the information on this page has been taken from the National Governance Association. For more information visit their website by clicking here.

"Governors have shown a great deal of commitment." - Ofsted, 2018