Become a school or college governor

Apply online to register your interest in becoming a school or further education college governor.

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Before you start

You must be aged 18 or over to become a school governor. There’s no minimum age to be a student governor of a further education college.

As a governor, you can:

  • help the school or college with its strategy
  • hold the headteacher, principal or CEO to account for a school or college’s performance
  • make sure the school or college budget is properly managed

Find out more about becoming a school governor or becoming a governor on the board of a further education college.

You can also apply directly to your local school or college.