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

Start now on the SGOSS Governors for Schools website

Before you start

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

You can help:

  • the school with its strategy
  • hold the head teacher to account for a school’s performance
  • make sure the school’s budget is properly managed

Read about what school governors do.

You can only apply online in England. If you live in Scotland or Wales contact your local council instead.

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