Thinking of volunteering as a school governor?
There are more than 50 schools in Slough and they all need committed volunteers to be school governors.
Becoming a school governor involves:
- being interested in getting the best education for the pupils at the school. Governors can become involved in a range of school matters which can include recruitment, finance and curriculum
- providing a strong link between the school and the local community, and an independent view to support the school on long term development and improvement
- a time commitment - school governing boards meet on at least a termly basis and governors are also expected to get to know their schools through visits.
In return you'll:
- improve your work skills
- receive valuable training - there are a wide range of training opportunities available to help governors undertake their duties and develop their understanding of the key areas of school management
- gain experience of managing an organisation
- get practice in raising questions, discussing issues and decision making.
Who can become a school governor?
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. You don't have to be a parent or hold any qualifications but you do need to be:
- over 18
- interested in children's education
- able to commit 5 to 8 hours per month
- discreet, open minded and fair
- able to share your ideas
- enthusiastic and a team player
- prepared to complete an enhanced DBS check.
More details and how to apply to be a school governor