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Who can become a school governor?

Any individual can make an application to become a school governor but you must sign the nomination form to indicate that you are aware of the responsibilities of becoming a school governor and are willing to serve.


There are no formal qualifications required. However, governors’ skills and expertise contribute to the effectiveness of the governing body. School governors will need to get to know the school and attend meetings regularly; offer time and commitment and find out as much as possible about the community served by the school.

Most people have some skills to offer and a commitment to the education and future of young people is essential.

To be eligible to serve as a school governor applicants must:

  • be aged 18 or over
  • complete an application for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • sign a declaration form

Being a school governor in Bracknell Forest

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