Wirral Council is working in partnership with Edsential to deliver Governor support across Wirral's schools.
What is a school governor?
School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.
There may be lots of papers to read and meetings to attend and you will sometimes need to make difficult decisions about individual pupils or staff.
Appointments usually last for four years and you will receive appropriate training.
How to apply
If you would like to be a school governor please complete the following application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The school will carry out pre-appointment checks (DBS) to ensure you have clearance to work with children and young people.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a school governor before you apply please visit the National Governors Association website.
Training and networking opportunities
Continuing professional development
Details of training available for school governors and clerks to governing boards, and how to apply, can be viewed on Gov.uk
- the National Governors Association website section on ‘Good Governance’ contains lots of valuable resources and tools available for download
- the Department for Education has produced a handbook giving guidance on the roles and duties of governing boards, and advice on the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be effective
- School Governance Regulations 2013
- constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools - statutory guidance setting out the arrangements for the constitution of governing bodies of all local-authority-maintained schools
- cyber security for education establishments – working towards safeguarding schools and colleges more strategically