School effectiveness

Becoming a school governor or clerk

School governors are one of the country's largest voluntary groups.

In Ealing around 1200 governors contribute to the strategic development and raising standards of achievement at our schools.

Every governing board also has a clerk to ensure procedures are followed and minutes accurately record the governing board meetings.

School governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the local authority, the community and other groups.

This helps ensure the governing board has sufficient diversity of views and experience but does not mean governors of a particular category represent that group on the governing board. For example, parent governors do not represent individual parents at the school.

You do not need to be a parent or have any particular qualifications to become a governor, enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference are the most important qualities a volunteer can have.

Choose from the following

Categories of governors
Becoming a clerk to the governing board
Governor qualification and disqualification criteria
Responsibilities and time involved
Induction for new governors and clerk

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Last updated: 22 Jan 2018