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Becoming a Governor?

What is a School Governor?

What does the role involve?

Most governing bodies meet each half term. Governors are also be expected to join one or two sub-committees – these are responsible for areas such as health and safety, the curriculum, finance or buildings. You’ll need to be able to work well in a team, as you’ll be making joint decisions on policy.

As a governor you’ll probably need to commit ten to fifteen hours per term. However this can vary, depending on any issues the school is working on at the time. The role of the governor will be more demanding if the school is going through a significant change such as appointing a new head teacher, or joining with another school.

Who can be a School Governor?

Almost anyone over 18 can become a governor – you don’t have to be a parent with a child at the school.

The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. You don’t need teaching experience, but it’s useful to bring skills from other areas of your life.

Becoming a School Governor?

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please click the link below for further information from Kirklees.  


When there’s a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed, and you’ll have a chance to stand for election.

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