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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.

The constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools - Aug 2017


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 Governors for Schools 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.