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

The East Sussex Governor and Clerking Service are holding a series of recruitment events for prospective governors in schools. These events will outline the value and benefit that being a school governor brings to the local community, the school community and your own professional and personal development.

If you would be interested in hearing about becoming a school governor, we would like to invite you to attend one of the prospective governor recruitment events, which are taking place as follows:

Rother/Rye: Flackley Ash Hotel 5th March, from 16.00 – 18.00

Newhaven/Peacehaven: Newhaven Fort 23 April, from 16.00 – 18.00

Wealden: Uckfield Civic Centre 1st May, from 10.00 – 12.00

For more information or to register to become a governor and be matched with a local school

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