Governing Body

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The role of a school governor

School governors are members of a school’s Governing Body. They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance. They are the largest volunteer force in the country. Governors are made up of parents, staff, members of the community and appointed representatives from the Local Authority.

Who can become a school governor?

All types of people can become school governors. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed.

Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don’t need to have a child at the school. All Governors are required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) before they become a school governor.

Please visit our Governors page for more information about our team of Governors.

How to become a governor

Usually, governors are usually elected when a vacancy becomes available. A vacancy can arrive by an existing governor’s term of office ending, a governor moving on or changes in legalities. When a vacancy arrives it will be advertised though letters in school and on the school website or leaning platform. This will contain information regarding how to apply for the vacancy. If you are really interested in becoming a governor in general, please visit the Harrow Council website section for school governance for more information and to apply.

Contact

You can contact the chair of governors at: chairgb@whitchurchprimary.harrow.sch.uk