Vacancies for parent governors arise from time to time. Any parent whose child is registered at one of our schools can become a parent governor, which can be a rewarding way to be involved in your child's education.

Governing bodies also have co-opted members who offer particular skills and expertise such as team building, chairing meetings, strategic planning, financial management and community development.

The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education. You don't need to have an education experience but it is useful to bring skills from other areas of your life.

Governors are volunteers. You'll need to attend a full governing body meeting each term, as well as any meetings of committees that you are asked to join. Some governors also visit schools between formal meetings to monitor progress with a particular subject or whole school priority. It is estimated that most governors contribute between 8 and 10 hours per month.

All governors are required to agree to the federation's Governor Policies:

Governor Policies

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact Angela Small, Clerk to the Governing Body on 0191 237 1505. You are welcome to visit our schools and find out more about what being a governor involves.