Types of school governor

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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.

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