Volunteer as a school governor

Be responsible for ensuring good quality education in your local school, set aims and policies and decide how the budget is spent.


What will I be doing?

You'll be responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education. Together with the head you'll set the school's aims and policies and make decisions on how to spend the budget (in larger schools several million pounds). The head is responsible for day-to-day management, but he or she is chosen by the governors and works closely with them.

What skills or experience do I need?

Governors come from all sections of the community: parents, staff at the school, the world of business, representatives of local councils and churches, in fact, anyone. There is always a need for enthusiastic and committed people to serve as governors.

You don't have to be an expert - just able to get on with others and work as part of team.

How much time do I need to give?

Typically up to 50 hours a year to go to meetings and read papers.

Where will I be located?

Every school in Hertfordshire has a governing body that you can apply to join.

What will I gain from the role?

Being a governor is an opportunity to have your voice heard and to influence education in the county.

There are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills through being a governor and being part of a team who are all working together for the good of the school community.

What support will I be given?

There are plenty of free training courses available.

We also have a dedicated governance team which works to support governors and governing bodies in all Hertfordshire schools.

Will I receive expenses?

Individual governing bodies decide whether to pay expenses for governors. Please contact the governing body that you wish to join for more details.

How do I find out more?

Apply now or contact us:

Email: hdc.governors@hertsforlearning.co.uk


Phone: 01438 843082