What are school Governors?
Who are School Governors?
All state schools have a Governing Board that oversees the operation of the schools; a federation has a single Governing Board that oversees a number of schools. Governors are all volunteers, who give up substantial amounts of time to support their schools or federations. Governors are entitled to claim some expenses and time away from work if necessary to fulfil their roles, but they earn no salary.
There are four types of Governor:
|Governor Type||How they are Appointed|
Parent Governors are parents of children currently at our schools. They are appointed through an election that all parents can vote in.
|Staff||Staff Governors are current members of staff at our schools. They are appointed through an election that all staff can vote in.|
|Local Authority||The Borough of Islington nominates a Governor to the Governing Board of each school. The Governing Board must endorse the nomination.|
|Co-Opted||The Governing Board can appoint members of the wider community to be Co-Opted Governors.|
All Governors generally serve a term of four years, before they need to be re-elected or appointed.