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Become a school governor

Anyone who lives in the Borough can apply to be a school governor and help to set a school's strategic priorities.

School governors contribute to the work of the governing body or trust board to help ensure high standards of achievement for all children and young people in a school.

The governing body has 3 main functions:

  • setting the school's vision, ethos, and strategic direction
  • holding the headteacher to account
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school

You do not need to have any previous experience of the education system to become a governor.

How to apply

You can apply to become a governor online.

Apply to be a school governor

If you would like to be a governor at a particular school, contact them directly