13th September 2023

Right across our diocese there are people supporting our schools, as members of their governing board. School governors play a vital role in leading our schools and developing the education of children and young people in their community. Primary and secondary schools across Bath and Wells are looking for people over the age of 18 to become governors. Could you add to their number or know someone who could? Could you become a school governor?

Ed Gregory, Director of Education for Bath and Wells, said, “While we have some amazingly supportive governors, we also have many gaps to fill, particularly Foundation Governors and Trustees, so if you feel this is something you are called to do, why not find out more about how you could help? It doesn’t take much of your time, we provide lots of support and I have no doubt you will find it extremely rewarding.” 

You don’t need to have any teaching experience or be a parent to volunteer, just a willingness to use your unique skills and experience to support your school community.School governors are individuals of all ages, from different walks of life who bring a range of skills and perspectives to the school’s governing body.  The role of the Governing body is to contribute to the work of the school.  They help set the strategic vision and direction, approve the budget and hold the senior leadership team to account Foundation Governors have a special role in helping to preserve and develop the religious character of a Church of England school.


"I think it is a very meaningful job. Apart from serving your community it keeps me up to date with the education system. My faith was central to my decision to join the governing body in the first place. I see my role as a Foundation Governor as a witness of my faith to the school community. Brian Wong, Foundation Governor."




"The best thing about being a governor is that I get to support a school that means so much to me, my family and my community and it is really humbling to be alongside the teachers that make such a difference to that community.” Karyn Wolstenholm, Foundation Governor


If you’d like to #ComeOnBoard you can find out more information online.


Encourage others to become a School Governor download the #ComeOnBoard poster and display it in your setting.      




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