Apply to be a school governor in North Lincolnshire. Who can be a school governor, types of school governor, support available and current vacancies.
Becoming a school governor
Anyone can become school governors. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed.
Different types of school governor
The different types of school governors are:
- Parent governors: selected by election (or appointment if insufficient people stand for election). They are parents and carers of children at the school
- Staff governors: selected by election from teaching and support staff paid to work at the school
- Co-opted governors / Community: appointed by the governing body to represent community interests
- Authority governors: appointed by the local authority. They are representative of the local authority
- Foundation governors (not community schools): appointed by the school’s founding body, church or other organisation named in the school’s instrument of government
- Associate members (not governors): appointed by the governing body to attend committee meetings and/or full governing body meetings due to their particular skills or experience
The time needed to be an active school governor can be as little as six to eight hours each school month. This includes preparation time for meetings and visits. The amount of time will vary depending on how much you are able and willing to give to the role. The normal term of office for a school governor is four years. However, governors are volunteers who can leave at any time. They can also be re-appointed or re-elected.
Apply to become a school governor
If you are interested in applying for any of our vacancies to become either a co-opted, community or local authority governor, please complete an online application.