School governors

How to apply

You can apply to become a school governor at any time.

  1. Read the grounds for disqualification - you'll be asked to declare that you don't meet any of these as part of your application.
  2. Complete the application form and email it to
  3. We'll notify you by email or telephone when a vacancy becomes available.
  4. Before you're appointed, we'll ask you to complete a form about any relevant convictions you have. You'll also need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Find out about DBS checks at GOV.UK

Apply to become a school governor

Data protection - how we deal with your personal information

The personal information you provide as part of your application will be used to facilitate the governor appointment process and to monitor the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.

Your personal information will be stored securely with restricted access and treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We won't share your personal information with any other third parties unless there's a legal requirement to do so. We may need to occasionally share your personal information with third-party organisations that provide services on our behalf. In these cases, the information we share will be either:

  • Anonymous
  • Where it isn't possible to be anonymous it'll be kept to the minimum required.