Becoming a school governor

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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.

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Local authority governor vacancies

We currently have two local authority governor vacancies (Friday 26 January 2024):

Full list of school governor vacancies

We have list of all school governor vacancies (including at academies) listed on the AfC website


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