BEING A SCHOOL GOVERNOR
No. Schools need volunteers (whether parents or not) with experience of life, but some governors may have qualifications or professional skills.
- You care about improving children’s educational attainment
- you want to contribute to the local community
- you want to work as part of a team and can value the contribution made by different people
- you are willing to ask questions
- you are open to ideas and willing to learn.
- Enthusiasm and commitment.
If you are a parent, your own understanding of other parents’ concerns, but you don’t need to be a parent to be a good school governor.
If you are a parent or not, as a member of the school’s community your local knowledge will be valuable: you will have a feel for what is important to people.
If you happen to have business or other skills, schools might find these particularly helpful.