School Governor Support
Governors play a central role in the planning, development and overview of the work and life of the school. The Board of Governors work in partnership with the Principal, staff, parents, pupils and local community to ensure that the pupils have every opportunity to develop their skills and talents to their full potential within a caring and stimulating learning environment.
All types of people can become school governors and no specific qualifications are required. Qualities such as enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are some of the most important and each person will bring his/her own range of personal and life skills to the role.
The skills governors gain and develop in their working lives are invariably useful and relevant to the responsibilities undertaken as governors. Skills acquired working in business or the public sector will also be relevant to managing a school and members can use these skills as a member of the team constituting the Board of Governors.