Becoming a governor

I’m a governor

Volunteer as a school governor to help improve education in your community.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. You don’t have to be a parent or hold any qualifications. You’ll need to meet some legal requirements though, such as an enhanced DBS check.

Who can become a governor?

You must be:

  • over 18
  • interested in children’s education
  • able to commit 5 to 8 hours a month
  • discreet, open minded and fair
  • able to share your ideas
  • enthusiastic and a team player
  • willing to undertake training and develop new skills.

Find out more about being a governor.

If you are interested in becoming a governor Apply to be matched with a school in your area

Discover more or apply to become a school governor

You can also discover more about the role or register your skills and find a local governor vacancy, at:

Maximise your chance of finding a vacancy that suites your skills and register with both national websites.

Apply to be nominated as a Local Authority Governor