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Hinguar Community Primary School

Hinguar Community Primary School

Hinguar

Primary School & Nursery

How To Become A Governor

You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and complete a DBS check to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations linked to the role of a governor. What's really important is that you have energy, enthusiasm, time and a real desire to help provide children with the best possible education.

Governors come from all sections of the community and all walks of life. They can be parents, staff at the school, residents in the locality or representatives of local churches or businesses. It is important that you can work as part of a team and can give commitment to the school.

There are usually, depending on the size of the school, between 9 - 20 people who make up the governing body. Advice, support and training for the role is given by the local authority. Some governors are elected by parents, some are appointed by the governing body itself or  the local authority or local churches. This ensures our governing body reflects the community it serves.

For further information the national governors association website provides key information http://www.nga.org.uk/

We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor.  Please find below the relevant documentation required to apply.

If you would like any further information regarding how to become a governor at our school please contact the Chair of Governors Mr. M Sweeting on msweeting@hinguar.southend.sch.uk