Community Governors are as the title implies people from the local community elected by the governing body. 

You will not find this category of governor on voluntary aided (religious) school governing bodies.

No person is permitted to be a Community Governor in a School where they are employed. Also, anyone who is an elected member of the Local Authority is not eligible to be a community governor.
If you would like to find out more about being a Community Governor, either at this School or another, you can either contact our Chair of Governors, Rosemary Thorndycraft or contact the School Governance Unit on 020 8825 5444. The School Governance Unit will be able to tell you of Schools who are looking for Community Governors.

It will be helpful when making contact to provide some brief background information, including:

  1. Your reasons for wishing to become a school governor.
  2. Whether you have any particular skills and / or knowledge which you could bring to a governing body, for example:
  • Financial
  • Building Works
  • Health and Safety
  • Management
  • Legal
  • Human Resources.

The Governing Body will need to establish that you are either a local resident or have an involvement in the community served by the school. 

If not, it is always helpful to explain your interest in that particular part of the borough.


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