- Role of a school governor
- A good governing body is vital to a school’s success
- Who is eligible to be a governor?
- What will I get out of being a governor?
- How to apply
As a school governor, you’ll be part of a team.
You’ll agree the school’s budget, covering everything from computers to chemistry benches.
You’ll decide on the key issues, which will help teachers to raise standards and to shape the future of the school.
You don’t need qualifications, just the desire to make a difference and a couple of spare evenings a month.|back to top
But have you ever thought why?
- governors make key decisions like appointing the head teacher.
- governors’ decisions directly affect the education and well-being of children.
- governors can really make a difference in improving standards throughout a school.
Anybody over 18, with a few exceptions.|back to top
- The knowledge that you have played a part in improving children’s education and supported the school’s staff.
- A chance to develop new skills and to practice existing ones, such as chairing meetings, speaking in groups, asking questions, making suggestions and appointing staff.
- A chance to help other members of the team, perhaps because they are new, are not used to committee work or need help in learning about the school and about school governance.
To make an electronic application for school governorship please download the application form from the attached files section below.|back to top
Governors Support and Training Unit
First Floor, 48 Station Road,
Tel 020 8489 5029 / 5030 / 8352/5074
Web Please see the useful external links below for the Haringey Governors support and training unit website.