Local Authority Governor Opportunities

There are a range of Local Authority school governor opportunities in schools across Knowsley.

What is a school governor?

A school governor is a very rewarding and key voluntary role. It’s a great way to contribute to your local community, make a difference and improve the life chances of all children to ensure they have the very best educational opportunities.

Why be a school governor at Knowsley?

We have high ambitions for our children and young people.  As a local authority governor, we expect you to share this ambition and appreciate that ensuring children achieve their potential is at the heart of your strategic role.

Governing boards are an integral part of school leadership. We recognise that governors’ responsibilities are wide ranging and to this end we are committed to supporting you with the training, guidance and support you need in order to develop your skills and expertise and make a real and lasting impact on school improvement.

We are looking for people who have expertise or life experience which will contribute to the success of our schools including business or professional expertise, previous experience as a school governor, trustee or other voluntary role, or experience of working with children, young people and families.

As a local authority governor, you will work as part of the school’s governing board team to promote high standards of education, holding the senior leadership of the school to account and making important decisions about school policies, the school’s budget and the curriculum.

As a Local Authority governor, what will I be expected to do?

As a local authority governor, you will be expected to:

  • Attend full governing board and relevant committee meetings (and prepare for meetings beforehand).
  • Get to know the school and visit the school in action.
  • Working as part of a strategic team with responsibility for decision-making, in partnership with the headteacher.
  • Uphold the seven principles of public life (selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, leadership).

In return, you will be supported through a number of ways – you will be invited to attend  induction training, have access to a comprehensive programme of training,    receive termly updates on key local and national educational developments and a point of support/contact in the local authority.

I’m interested in becoming a local authority school governor – what do I need to do?

We currently have a number of opportunities available in Knowsley schools. If you live or work in Knowsley and are interested in becoming a Local Authority governor, simply read the qualifying and disqualification information and complete the application form returning it to governorsupport@knowsley.gov.uk.

Further information

If you have any questions or want any further information please email governorsupport@knowsley.gov.uk