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Who can become a school governor?

All types of people can become school governors, with the exception of anyone disqualified on the basis of child protection requirements, bankruptcy restrictions or recent criminal convictions.

No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 years of age or over.

Enthusiasm, commitment, an interest in education and teamwork are important qualities. You don't need to have a child at the school.

Schools particularly welcome new governors who have transferable skills developed at work, such as business, finance or human resource skills. As a new governor, you would usually be appointed to the Board of Governors of a school within your local community.

What are the different types of Governor?

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different bodies which have an interest in the school.

These are:

  • Co-opted governors
  • Local Authority ('LA') governors
  • Parent governors
  • Staff governors

All governors have equal status, however, they are appointed and the usual period of appointment is for 4 years.

Holland Junior School Governors

Are you interested in joining us?

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the chair,
Che Ramsden at chair@holland.surrey.sch.uk

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