Could you be a school governor?

Are you interested in supporting and improving children’s education? Would you like to develop your own skills through volunteering? If so, why not consider becoming a school governor?

Can you become a school governor?

You don’t need to be a parent or have any formal qualifications to become a governor, but you do need:

  • A willingness to listen and to contribute to a team
  • Time to commit to a local school
  • The desire to improve education in the community

Our local schools are looking for new governor volunteers from a variety of different professional backgrounds; from finance to law, data analysis to IT and HR to premises management.

What role does a governing body play?

Governing bodies play an important part in raising school standards. They:

  • Help the school decide what its aims are for the future
  • Keep a close eye on how well the school is doing
  • Help look after the school’s finances

A governor’s job is to support the school and challenge the management team. They also share their professional knowledge and skills.

Meetings are usually in the early evening, last a couple of hours and take place roughly twice a term. Free training is provided for governors.

How do you apply to be a school governor?

School governors and trustees make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures. You can apply to become a school governor on the Kirklees Business Solutions website.

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