Queenswood Primary School

How to Become a Governor



Do I want to become a Governor?

The first question to ask yourself is, “Are you interested in the education, welfare and opportunities provided for children and young people? " If the answer to this first question is, “Yes”, then have you got enthusiasm and time to spare? If so, you could consider volunteering as a school governor.

  • Governors give their service voluntarily and no formal qualifications are necessary although there are eligibility criteria.
  • Governors are ordinary people, aged over 18, with a special commitment to the education and well-being of children.
  • Terms of office will be a minimum of one to a maximum of four years.

There are typically four types of Governors:

  • Staff Governors
  • Parent Governors
  • Co-opted Governors
  • Local Authority Governors

Please speak to Mrs Clarke or any of our governing body for more information regarding becoming a governor. Alternatively you could use this very useful link to the NGA (National Governors' Association). http://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx

For further details of the role and requirements of becoming a governor, please see the Government's competency framework to governance document and the governors handbook.

Governors can be contacted through the school office.