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How to become a school governor

If you volunteer as a school governor you could make a positive contribution to the education of children and young people.

The role of a school governor

Governors are volunteers who are involved with:

  • setting the school’s strategic direction
  • holding the head teacher to account for the school’s performance
  • making sure that the school’s budget is properly managed

If you become a governor, you’ll do this by:

  • acting with integrity and in the best interests of all young people
  • attending and contributing to meetings
  • getting to know the school and understanding its strengths and weaknesses
  • attending training

How to apply

Anyone aged 18 or over and living in the UK can become a school governor. You’ll need to be committed and enthusiastic and devote time to the role.

To apply, download and complete the application form below and send it back to us by email.

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You can contact us if you need help to complete the form, or if you want to know more about being a governor.

Benefits and rewards

Being a governor is the most important volunteering role in education. As well as gaining a sense of satisfaction, you’ll also have the opportunity to:

  • help children and young people to reach their full potential
  • share your skills and expertise
  • develop new skills and strengthen existing ones
  • work as part of a team with people from different backgrounds
  • contribute to the local community
  • support the drive to make all schools in Walsall good and outstanding
  • receive training, advice and support

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