Governors

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.

Apply to be a school governor

Discover more about Slough school governor vacancies by contacting us at: governors@slough.gov.uk.