Becoming a school governor

Table of Contents

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.

Additional content block

Local authority governor vacancies

We currently have no local authority governor vacancies (Monday 31 October 2022).

Apply

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.

School governors : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

School Governors Service - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 796960