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:
- voluntary controlled
- voluntary aided
- trust – a type of foundation school
- academies, free Schools & City Technology Colleges (CTCs) – independent state funded schools
There are also different categories of governor:
- local authority
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.