You can become a school governor by

  • being elected by parents as a parent governor, if your child attends the school
  • being elected by staff, if you are a member of staff
  • being nominated by the local authority
  • being appointed by the church or charitable trust
  • being appointed by other governors as a co-opted governor
  • to become a governor, you will need to ensure that those who have a vote, or who appoint people, know about your interest.

Schools organise elections and tell parents and staff about them. But you can always ask a school whether there are vacancies now that need to be filled.

You can ask the local education authority, church or foundation if they would consider you.


Governors Services
Haringey Education Partnership
Hornsey School for Girls
Inderwick Road
N8 9JF

Tel 0203 967 5093/5097
Email or