School governors

Who can be a governor?

Governors are people like you. You may be a parent or simply a concerned citizen with an interest in education. If you feel that you have something to offer, get involved as a governor.

School governors reflect the whole community, including parents, teachers and other people working in schools, the local authority, local businesses, religious and community groups.

All governors take an equal part in making and carrying out decisions.

What do governors do?

School governors make important decisions about how schools are run. Governors are responsible for the standards the school achieves and they set the school’s aims and policies.

Governors control the finances and together with school staff, they are responsible for making sure all pupils get a high quality education.

Though it’s not paid, being a governor is a big responsibility and takes time, energy and commitment. But don’t be put off because you are not an expert – plenty of training and support is available.

Being a governor is rewarding

Being a governor can be hard work at times, so why do people do it? Many governors find the role very rewarding and enjoyable.

As a governor, you would have considerable responsibility and influence. Often governors find that they learn valuable management skills and gain experience which they can use in other areas of their lives.

Interested in finding out more?

If you feel that you have got what it takes, we would very much like to hear from you.

We are particularly interested in encouraging governors from minority ethnic groups as these are currently under-represented on governing bodies.

The School Governors One Stop Shop has lots more information on becoming a school governor.

For more information please contact:
Kevin Morris
Secondary Adviser and 14-19 Development 
Kevin.Morris@lbhf.gov.uk 
07905 605 207