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Become a school governor
Governors make sure schools are providing the best
possible education by holding head teachers to account,
driving up performance and making decisions on the school
Being a governor is not a full-time job, but it does involve
some commitment. Governors are expected to get to know the school
by making regular visits and will dedicate between 60 and 100 hours
of their time per year.
Most governing bodies meet once or twice a term (usually in the
evening) and governors often sit on a committee, dealing with
matters such as finance, staffing or school performance data. To
help them carry out these duties they are provided with training
and are entitled to resonable time off work, although it may be
Governors are usually appointed for a four year term and should
have good literacy, numeracy and IT skills as well as being
prepared to ask challenging questions and contribute to decision
Apply to be a school governor
If you are interested in becoming a school governor fill out our
Expression of Interest form and upload it to
apply to be a school governor.
Or, if you would prefer, print it out and post it to
Governor Services, Children and Adults, Medway Council, Gun Wharf,
Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR.