Information for prospective school governors
In the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames we have 51 schools:
- 40 primary schools
- Eight secondary schools, including three Academies
- Two special schools
- One nursery school
Governors play a vital role in the success of these schools. Their responsibilities encompass the direction and conduct of a school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement and securing the welfare of its pupils.
The School Governing Body takes a strategic role, acts as a critical friend to the School and is accountable for its decisions. An effective governing body is a source of enormous strength to a school.
Apply for a community or LA governorship position
If you wish to apply for a community or LA governorship position in the borough, please complete the application form (MS Word, 104KB) and return it to the address below.
Serving councillors, please complete this application form (MS Word, 99KB) and return it to the address below.
- Who can become a school governor
- Who sits on the governing body
- What do school governors do?
- What is involved?
- Training for prospective governors
- Before you become a governor
- Benefits of being a governor
Contact the Governor Support Team
For more information about becoming a community or LA governor, please contact Governor Support.
Governor Support Team,
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8891 7593/7510/7515