How do I become a school governor?
There are different ways of being appointed or elected to a governing body and governors normally serve a term of office of four years.
What are the benefits of being a school governor?
- The knowledge that you have played a part in improving children's education.
- A chance to develop new skills and to practice existing ones, such as chairing meetings, speaking in groups, asking questions, making suggestions and appointing staff.
- The opportunity to contribute your knowledge and skills to the team.
Governors can expect to receive:
- Written support materials published by the Welsh Government (WG), and the local authority.
- Induction and other training to help governors carry out their duties.
- Readily accessible advice and support from our School and Governor unit, and the Swansea Governors Association.
- Help from your school's headteacher, other staff and fellow governors.
- Direct support from local authority specialist staff who help governors deal with specific issues such as personnel, finance, health and safety, property management and the law.
- Copies of Swansea Governor newsletter.
If you are interested in becoming a local authority governor or a community governor, the relevant forms are available to download on this page, or you can use our online application forms.
In the first instance contact The School and Governor Team.