The majority of governors are now in the ‘co-opted’ category. When vacancies arise, new governors can be appointed by the governing body as co-opted governors based on the skills they offer.
Co-opted governors can come from the general public and may include those eligible to stand for other categories, although there is a limit on the numbers that can be drawn from the staffing body.
At present the governors would be particularly interested in applicants who have any of the following attributes:
- an minority ethnicity
- experience in the building industry
- might aspire to become a Chair of Governors.
Training is provided.
An application form is available here which should be completed along with a skills form here and returned to the Clerk to the Governors via the school office, or to the Chair of Governors firstname.lastname@example.org who would be happy to answer any queries.
The staff governor is elected from and by the staffing body.
Parent governors are elected from and by the parent/carer body.
The Local Authority governor is chosen then appointed by the governing body from candidates put forward by the Local Authority.
The Headteacher decides whether to take up the Headteacher staff governor position. Associate members are appointed by the governing body.
All governors and associate members need to meet certain eligibility criteria and confirm annually that these continue to be met.