The role of parent governor is an extremely fulfilling one, becoming an integral part of the school community and responsible for the direct link between the governors and the schools parents and children.
Everyone has different reasons for becoming a parent governor, but a few “perks of the
job” are: the knowledge that you are helping your child’s school; developing new skills which may be useful elsewhere; and a sense of purpose and achievement.
Lots of training and support are also available to help fulfill the role.
A parent governor will need to make a commitment to school. It is not an overwhelming commitment, but research shows most governors give about 20 hours per term to meetings, reading documents, visiting the school and attending training.
You can find out more information about what the governors do in the termly sections of the governors area.