What is the time commitment if I become a school governor?

All Governing Boards have different structures so there is not a simple answer to this. Governing Board meetings are usually around 2 hours long, although some can be longer. As a rule of thumb, you are looking at monthly meetings of 2 hours across the academic year, plus some additional engagement. But as we say […]

Do school governors get paid?

No, the role of a school governor is voluntary. Did you know that there are around 250,000 governors across the country, governing around 27,000 schools?

Can anyone become a school governor?

Not quite everyone, but in general anyone aged 18 or over can be a governor or trustee (with some exceptions). You don’t have to work in education or have children at the school to be a governor. A governing board is made up of different community stakeholders, which form a diverse group of people, with […]

What does a school governor do?

School Governors oversee the leadership and management of a school. They ensure strategy, policy, budgeting, and staffing are organised in the best way possible to ensure the effective running of the school.

Why do schools have governors?

Schools have governors to ensure the effective running of a school and to ensure the headteacher is held to account for doing this.