How To Become A Governor

Governors don't need any special qualifications; they just need enthusiasm, commitment, and an interest in contributing to the school. Governors also need good interpersonal skills, appropriate levels of literacy, sufficient numeracy skills to understand basic data, and a willingness to learn.

Being a school governor is an important role and therefore the ability to work with others is important, as is patience & enthusiasm, a commitment to working openly and democratically and, most importantly, the desire to spend what time you can getting involved in school life.

Training is provided for governors to support them in their specific roles. To meet legal duties for safeguarding children, all governors must complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

At Honley High School there are different types of governors:

  • Parent
  • Staff
  • Local Authority
  • Co-opted
  • Trust

The type of governor you will become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once they are part of the Governing Body.

The most important thing to say is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences, we are united by our commitment to Honley High School and the responsibility we share for its continued success. In short, we have a common purpose.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor, please contact the Chair of Governors via the main school office.