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 will:
- 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.