Become a school governor

The role of a school governor is to:

  • take a strategic overview of school-related issues
  • support, promote and protect the school, its pupils and staff
  • be a visible form of accountability

School governors do not have to be experts in education. That's the role of teaching staff. The headteacher will always manage how the school itself is run.

To find out more about being a school governor, visit the Inspiring Governance website.

Before applying, please ensure you have email addresses for two referees who you have known for at least two years. 

We will contact both referees regarding your suitability to become a school governor.

Apply to be a school governor