School governors

What are school governors?

School governors play a vital part in the success of schools. They are volunteers who work with the headteacher and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to improve standards in their school.

The governing body is made up of a number of different governors. These are outlined below:

  • parent governors - those with a child at the school who are elected by the other parents
  • staff governors - those who work at the school as teachers or support staff
  • local authority (LA) governor - those appointed by the Local Authority from political parties and the community
  • co-opted governors - those appointed by other governors from the local community for the skills and experience that they can bring to the governing body
  • foundation governors - those appointed by the church or trust which supports the school
  • headteachers - they act as governors at their own schools
  • sponsor governors - those appointed by the governing body at its own discretion from amongst individuals who provide services to the school
  • associate governors - those appointed by the governing body from a wide group including school staff and people who want to contribute on issues related to their own expertise.

Further information

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