Becoming a Governor
The term of office for a school governor is normally four years. Most schools have a full governing body meeting once a term (for approximately 2 hours). You may also join a committee which usually meets once a term. Most governors find they usually attend meetings or visit a school three or four times each term. You may be invited to special occasions such as assemblies, sports days, plays and presentations.
Usually, members are more than happy to continue in office for more than one term. However, vacancies do arise, so anyone interested in becoming a Governor should register their interest at the school office.
Vacancies for Parent Governors are advertised in the monthly school newsletter.
If you are interested in becoming a school governor the following websites may be of benefit to you:
- Essex County Council - Becoming a School Governor
- Essex County Council - You can be a School Governor
- Hertfordshire County Council - Governors