Schools need enthusiastic and committed people with a wide range of experience and views. Being a governor will offer you the opportunity to play a part in influencing the education of children in the Royal Borough.
Types of school Governors
There are different categories of governor:
- Parent Governors: elected by parents of pupils at the school.
- Staff Governors: elected by staff at the school.
- Local Authority Governors: appointed by the Royal Borough.
- Foundation Governors: usually appointed by the diocese (in Church schools only).
- Co-opted Governors: elected by other members of the governing body.
- Head Teacher: automatic membership.
In some schools there are additional Associate Governors:
In addition, schools may choose to appoint associate members to bring a particular expertise. They are not governors but may be members of committees and attend governing body meetings.
Local authority governor vacancies
We have the following local authority governor vacancies:
Before applying if you have questions about being a school governor, please see our frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, please contact us using the contact information at the bottom of the page.