Becoming a governor
You can become a school governor by
- being elected by parents as a parent governor, if your child attends the school
- being elected by staff, if you are a member of staff
- being nominated by the local authority
- being appointed by the church or charitable trust
- being appointed by other governors as a co-opted governor
- to become a governor, you will need to ensure that those who have a vote, or who appoint people, know about your interest.
Schools organise elections and tell parents and staff about them. But you can always ask a school whether there are vacancies now that need to be filled.
You can ask the local education authority, church or foundation if they would consider you.
Governors Support and Training Unit
Third Floor, River Park House
225 High Road
Tel 020 8489 5029 / 5030 / 5031
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