Apply online to register your interest in becoming a school or further education college governor.
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 only apply online in England. If you live in Scotland or Wales contact your local council instead. Find out about becoming a governor in Northern Ireland.
You can also apply directly to your local school or college.