School governors share a commitment to supporting a school in achieving high standards. They:
- set a school's vision, ethos and strategic direction
- hold school leaders to account for education performance
- oversee financial performance and make sure money is well spent
We offer governors and clerks in Thurrock:
- advice and guidance
- bespoke training, when requested
We also help recruit new volunteer governors for schools.
Becoming a governor
If you would like to get more involved in your child's school, or in any of our schools, being a governor might be a good way. Governors:
- go to regular meetings
- visit the school
- debate policies and plans
- keep an eye on income and expenditure
Some come from professional backgrounds while other bring more general life experiences.
We provide a wide range of training for governors and governing bodies. Governors can also contact us for advice and guidance.
Apply to become a school governor
The National Governors Association has a lot of useful information on training and other issues.