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Twitter #hashtag chat: #UKGovChat Sch Governors
A place for UK Governors to share good practice, and support and challenge each other.
Meetings scheduled : Sundays at 8:45-9:15pm UK time
Please double check times yourself on their webpage if possible.
It is advisable to also check your local time conversion (if needed) at the World Clock
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GovernorLine offers free, confidential advice, information and support to school governors, clerks and individuals directly involved in the governance of maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.
Call us free on 08000 722 181 from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 10.00pm, or from 11.00am to 4.00pm on weekends and public holidays.
Email your question anytime
A text phone facility for those with hearing difficulties is available on 0845 604 1230.
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School governors - Derbyshire County Council
School governors - Derbyshire County Council
Find out how to become a school governor and what support we give to school governing bodies.
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School governor in Birmingham?
Interested in volunteering as a school governor in Birmingham?
Type of Governors
There are various types of governors in school governing bodies, all of whom are volunteers. These include:
Parent governors – elected by other parents at the school.
Staff governors – elected by other members of staff at the school.
Authority governors – appointed by local authority.
Community / Co-opted governors – appointed by the governing body as representatives of the wider community in which the school is based.
Foundation governors – are appointed by the school’s foundation (voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and foundation schools only).
Partnership governors – appointed by the governing bodies (foundation schools and foundation special schools).
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School governor : Wikipedia
School governor : Wikipedia
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, school governors are members of a school's Governing Body.
In state schools they have responsibility for raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend.
They are the largest volunteer force in the country
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Categories and roles of school governors
Categories and roles of school governors
School governors are one of the (UK) country's largest voluntary groups with around 300,000 contributing to strategic development and raising standards of achievement at more than 30,000 schools.
Individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the governing body except where the whole governing body has delegated a specific function to that individual or where regulations specify a function is to be exercised in a particular way.
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