Become a Governor

Do You Want to Make a Difference?

  • Do you want to work as part of a team and share your skills in a new environment?
  • Are you willing to challenge and ask questions?
  • Are you open to new ideas, willing to learn and undertaken training to help you understand the role?
  • Do you care about giving children the opportunity to succeed and thrive?
  • Could you volunteer and become a school governor

School governors play a vital role in driving the strategic direction of their local school for their community. They work to ensure that all young people access an education that will give them the very best chance of success in their life, while ensuring that school leaders do their best to use public funds and school resources to achieve positive outcomes.

Being a governor gives you a fantastic opportunity to broaden your skills, knowledge and experience, build your transferrable skills and boost your self-confidence.

The role of governor gives you the opportunity to support young people, improve educational standards and give back to your local community. Becoming a school governor also makes you part of one of the largest bodies of volunteers in the country as there are currently more than 250,000 volunteer governors across England!

You don’t need to be a parent or carer or be an expert in the field of education. What you do need is an interest in improving outcomes for children, the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn and get involved.

Governors are:

  • People who care about children and young people and want them to thrive
  • Volunteers from all walks of life with a range of skills
  • Members of a team supporting and challenging their school
  • People who care about their community

You can use your existing skills – and learn how to apply them in a different context – as well as learning about areas outside your usual role. 

As a governor you’ll develop skills in:

  • Finance – You’ll review and approve school budgets as part of the governing board. You’ll work to find the best ways to manage the money available, prioritising and making often tough decisions. Governors with finance expertise are always needed. The role enables you to use your skills in a different way to your day job so you can broaden your perspective.
  • HR – A crucial part of being a governor is supporting and challenging the headteacher, skills that are valuable in any workplace.
  • Strategy – Decisions you make as a governor will directly affect the school and the children. As a governing board you’ll set the ethos of the school and discuss the vision for the future. You’ll also review the school’s development plan.
  • Data analysis – You‘ll make informed decisions based on data, reviewing the data to make sure the school is on the track to success.
  • Analytical thinking – Governors need to solve problems quickly and effectively to make sure the school runs as efficiently as possible. As a governor, you’ll challenge the status quo by analysing the best processes for the school and asking challenging questions.
  • Board Level Skills – Gain board level and leadership experience at any point in your career through your experience as a school governor.

If you are interested in this role and would like further information please contact [email protected] or complete an application form and send directly to

Statham Primary

Warrington Road



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