Becoming a Governor

Types of governor and size of governing body

The attached Constitution of Governing Bodies - Statutory Guidance document, also found in the Policies section of this website, describes on pages 11-14 the different categories of governor, how they are appointed or elected, and who is eligible for each role.  Whilst academies have a greater freedom to determine the constitution of their governing body, pages 14-15 also sets out many governors in each category maintained schools should have.

Constitution of Governing Bodies - Statutory Guidance - August 2015 (pdf, 267kb)


What governors do

This link from the NGA website (see the Useful Links section of this website) sets out in greater detail the role of the governor:

What does a governor do (pdf, 78kb)


If you would like to become a governor in a Southwark school, please visit the SGOSS website as we take all of our applications through this organisation.

If you are a practising Catholic and would like to be a Foundation governor at a Catholic school in Southwark, please visit the Diocese website.