Volunteering as a school governor is a wonderful way to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Knowsley, and the benefits of being a governor are immense.
Governors play an important role in leading our schools. They set the strategic vision and direction, approve the budget and hold the senior leadership team to account.
Who can become a governor?
School governors are the largest volunteer group in the country and are drawn from all walks of life. Anyone over the age of 18 can be a governor and full training is provided.
The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. You don’t need to be a parent or have any teaching experience, but your professional skills along with the skills and experience from other areas of your life will be invaluable.
What does the role involve?
Governors share a passionate belief that all children deserve to have the very best educational opportunities in a school so they can thrive and reach their full potential.
Being a school governor can be very rewarding. It’s a great way to shape the development of the school and contribute to the local community.
Governors are expected to attend full governing board and relevant committee meetings, these usually take place once a term after school/ in an evening. There is a comprehensive training programme available which governors are encouraged to complete. Governors are also invited into school for planned visits during the day to see the school in action.
Interested in finding out more?
If you’d like to find out more about the role or becoming a Knowsley School Governor please contact Liz Heaton, Governor Support Officer, on 07717 301 367 or by emailing Elizabeth.Heaton@knowsley.gov.uk
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