Who can become a governor?
Almost anyone over the age of 18 can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role, a capacity for working with other people and a desire to ensure that all children receive the best possible outcomes.
The academy committee consists of governors from all walks of life, falling into one of a number of different categories:
- parent governors (also open to grandparents and foster carers)
- staff governors
- governors appointed by the academy committee
- diocesan governors in a religious designated academy
The type of governor you will become depends on your situation, however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the committee. Any particular skills or experience you have will be utilised, where relevant, for the benefit of the academy.