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To become a School Governor, you will need to ensure that those who have a vote, or who appoint Governors, know about your interest!
School Governors are:
School Governors are people like You!
Community or Local Authority Governor Role & Criteria
If you are a potential Community or Authority Governor, you can download an application form in PDF format. Please return the form to the Governor Services Section. The address is given at the bottom of the form. Alternatively, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All appointments (and re-appointments following the completion of a four year term of office) are subject to appointment regulations. See the Self Declaration for information regarding the criteria you must full fill in order to be appointed as a School Governor. The list of criteria is provided within the application form in the above link.
Please Note: All NEW Governor appointments in St Helens will be subject to clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) following a DBS check.
Governors work as a team to:
Every school has a Governing Body to represent the local community - "the stakeholders" in the running of our schools. School Governors bring external support perspectives from ordinary life and the staff, and the Local Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. They have important responsibilities like managing the school budget, overseeing the curriculum and appointing staff.
On appointment all new Governors will receive an induction pack and a copy of the Local Authority's termly training directory, which will include:
All Governing Bodies in the Borough buy into the St Helens Governor Training Scheme. All of our latest courses and governor training application forms are available in a termly Governor training directory.
School Governors normally serve a term of office lasting up to four years but can of course resign at any time.
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