Governor Support Service

Becoming a Governor

Types of governor and size of governing body

The attached Constitution of Governing Bodies – Statutory Guidance document, also found in the Procedures and Guidance section of this website, describes on pages 14-18 the different categories of governor, how they are appointed or elected, who is eligible for each role, and how many governors in each category maintained schools should have.

DfE – Constitution of Governing Bodies – Statutory Guidance – August 2017

What governors do

This link from the NGA website (see the Useful Links section of this website) sets out in greater detail the role of the governor:

NGA – What does a governor do

If you would like to become a governor in a Gateshead school, please visit the SGOSS website as we take all of our applications through this organisation.

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