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School Governors  



Information, briefing slides and key documents for clerks.

Governor and Clerks Training

Governor and Clerks Training

Visit the LGSS website to search for Governor and Clerks Training and book.

Becoming a school governor

Apply to become a governor

Find out more information and how to apply to become a school governor.

Could you be a School Governor?

It has never been a better and more important time to be a school governor.

Better because the LA has a strong Governor Support Team to ensure you have everything you need to be effective.

Important because governors are responsible for making strategic decisions that impact on the educational outcomes and life chances of the children and young people who attend their schools.

You don't need special skills to be a governor but a determination to secure the best possible educational outcomes for the children is necessary. Governance is about serving in public life. You do not get involved in the day-to-day operation of a school, unless you want to help in another capacity. There is a code of conduct that governing bodies are expected to adopt and many opportunities for learning more about the role.

Being a school governor is a useful experience that develops skills that can be used to pursue personal and professional goals, such as management. Serving as a school governor is also highly rewarding in delivering social capital and contributing to the future prosperity for the county. Future jobs require well educated people.

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