Become a governor

Introduction

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Here at Heron Hall we have governors made up of staff, parents and co-opted members - together they are the 'governing body'.

They are a vital part of our school and are involved in decisions about all aspects of managing our academy – running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline.

Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support head teachers, but also ask questions and make sure the head teacher is taking the school in the right direction.

The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education.

You don’t need teaching experience, but it’s useful to bring skills from other areas of your life. Being a governor can be very rewarding and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a team and gain new skills. Don’t worry if you have no experience as support will be available from the academy and your colleagues on the Local Governing Body. We are also currently developing training sessions for governors of all academies across Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust.

Become a Governor

If you’re interested in becoming a governor, talk to the current chair of governors who leads the board. When there’s a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed, and you’ll have a chance to stand for election.

Further details can be found in the governors terms of reference featured in the related forms and documents section below. The most important duty of governors is to attend regular Local Governing Body evening meetings and be able to visit the Academy during the day.

You should be sure that you are committed and available to do so before applying.

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