There have always been good reasons to become a school governor, but in these times of change with schools being bullied into giving up control to private sponsors, the looming threat of our schools being run for profit and the consequent loss of education as a public good, it has never been so important.
Becoming a school governor is a significant commitment, but is a great way to ensure you have a say in the future of your local school. You don’t need to have a family member at a school or college to become a governor. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities.
You can apply to be a school governor:
- directly to your school
- through your local authority
- by filling in the application form on the School Governors’ One Stop Shop (SGOSS) website
Find out more about who can become a governor, what training and support you can get and how to apply here.