Register your interest in becoming a governor.
Here at Governors for Schools we take your privacy very seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you have requested from us. Your contact details will be shared with schools and Local Authorities in order to successfully introduce and place you with their current governor vacancies.
This information helps a governing body to decide whether you would be a good fit with their school or college and have the skills they are looking for.
A detailed personal statement allows schools to see how you will enhance their governing body.
Please indicate your level of experience and skills for the below categories. A governing body is a team and will try to ensure that all necessary skills and knowledge are covered within the group. No individual is expected or required to have all of the below skills.
Preferences and travel requirements help us with our matching process. We cannot guarantee we will be able to fulfil the preferences for every applicant and encourage flexibility to maximise the opportunities available.
Please think carefully about your travel requirements and allow for the fact that governing body meeting times vary depending on the school or college.
We encourage volunteers to be as flexible as possible to ensure a successful match. If you are able to increase your commute time then we may be able to place you sooner.
If you do not know your school URN you can find it here.
Governors for Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunities under the Equalities Act 2010. We are committed to ensuring that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment and / or placement of our volunteers on the basis of age, disability, gender including transgender, race/ethnicity, or religion. This information is only used for internal monitoring.
Registered pupils cannot be governors.
A governor must be aged 18 or over at the time of his or her election or appointment.
Grounds that arise because of particular failings or actions on the part of the governor
A person is disqualified from being a governor of a particular school if they have failed to attend the meetings of the governing body of that school for a continuous period of six months, beginning with the date of the first meeting they failed to attend, without the consent of the governing body. This does not apply to the headteacher or to foundation governors appointed by virtue of their office.
A foundation, local authority, co-opted or partnership governor at the school who is disqualified for failing to attend meetings is only disqualified from being a governor of any category at the school during the twelve month period starting on the date on which they were disqualified.
A person is disqualified from holding or continuing to hold office as a governor of a school if, in summary, that person:
is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order; an interim bankruptcy restrictions order; debt relief restrictions order; an interim debt relief restrictions order; or their estate has been sequestrated and the sequestration has not been discharged, annulled or reduced;
From time to time we would like to contact you with details of other services we provide including related e-Learning, information and support. We would also like to stay in touch to see how you are enjoying your role.
We would also like to gather and present trends and insight about our work. We will share this information with Local Authorities and employers to generate interest and opportunities for volunteers and schools.
We will store your data for 4 years, which is the term of office for a school governor. At this point we will contact you again in order to confirm whether you wish to remain on our database.