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School Governors

School Governors

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School Governors - Wales

About the role

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.

Find out more

Join one of our upcoming webinars to learn more about the role, the application process, and how we'll match you with a school. Register your place.

Find out more about the role on the Governors for Schools website.

How to Apply

Apply online

Contact for more information.

Governors for Schools is committed to promoting and prioritising diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented on governing boards.