Being a school governor
- Do I need qualifications to be a governor?
- What makes a good school governor?
- What can I offer as a governor?
- Further information
No. Schools need volunteers (whether parents or not) with experience of life, but some governors may have qualifications or professional skills.
- You care about improving children’s educational attainment
- you want to contribute to the local community
- you want to work as part of a team and can value the contribution made by different people
- you are willing to ask questions
- you are open to ideas and willing to learn.
- Enthusiasm and commitment.
If you are a parent, your own understanding of other parents’ concerns, but you don’t need to be a parent to be a good school governor.
If you are a parent or not, as a member of the school’s community your local knowledge will be valuable: you will have a feel for what is important to people.
If you happen to have business or other skills, schools might find these particularly helpful.
Governors Support and Training Unit
Third Floor, River Park House
225 High Road
Tel 020 8489 5029 / 5030 / 5031
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