Governors are volunteers who help run the school. They do this by reviewing the way the school is organised, monitoring its achievements, and by contributing to the development of the school. Governors work in partnership with the Head Teacher in every aspect of the school's year.
You don’t need to be a parent or education expert to volunteer as a governor. Schools require a combination of hard and soft skills to ensure their boards operate effectively. Whether you’re an experienced professional or embarking on the first stages of your career, we’ll work hard to match you with an appropriate school. If you’re over 18 and willing to devote some of your time to improving educational standards every month, we encourage you to apply.
Governors serve a four year term of office and may be re-appointed at the end of their term.
Parents are invited stand for election as parent governors and so become involved in the running of the school.
The Local Education Authority appoints a representative to the governing body.
Governors from the local area with an interest in the good management of the school may be 'co-opted' to the governing board; they are selected by the governors to provide skills, interest or other support to the body as needed.
A member of staff in the school sits on the governing board to represent the staff body.
The clerk holds the agenda for the board, minutes meetings and is the point of contact for the governing body should you need to contact them.