School governors have a varied and important role…

…helping the school run effectively. They have 3 core functions:

  • Planning the strategic direction of the school.
  • Overseeing financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent.
  • Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account.

The governor role is strategic rather than operational. Governors don’t get involved with the day to day running of a school, instead supporting and challenging the school’s leadership team to drive school improvement.

Governors usually attend around 6 meetings a year. Being a school governor is a commitment and a responsibility, but offers you the chance to see first-hand the impact you can make in improving education for children in your community.

Apply to become a governor

To complete your application in Welsh, download and complete a Welsh language application form.