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Governing bodies have a vital role to play in raising standards. It is essential that relevant advice, information and guidance is there to support them.

The many benefits:

  • Personal development.
  • Contribute to the school and its pupils' success.
  • Training.
  • A sense of achievement.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Get expertise in new areas.
  • Get to know the education system.
  • Play a role in your local community.
  • Make a real difference for our children!

A valuable contribution

They have an important part to play in our children's education, which gained national recognition.

We are keen to hear from potential governors from ethnic minority communities. 

Would you like to be a governor? For more details or to apply, please see: Become a school governor.

Contact the Governor Support team

For advice and guidance, Governors, Headteachers and clerks to governing bodies can contact:

Note: The helpline is only open in office hours. You can email at any time.

Advice is given on:

  • Legal advice in line with current laws.
  • Constitution and membership.
  • Terms of office.
  • Council representative.
  • Election of governors.
  • Meetings (quorums and so on).
  • Changes in the law.
  • Training.

Useful links

  • DFE: School Governance . Official UK Government site that offers up-to-date information on all aspects of school governance.
  • National Governors' Association. This is a registered charity, formed for the benefit of the general public. It aims to improve the educational welfare of children.

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