School governors

The role of school governors

School governors share a commitment to supporting a school in becoming the best it can be. They:

  • set a school's strategic direction
  • hold school leaders to account for improving the pupils' education
  • make sure money is well spent

We offer training, advice and guidance to governors in the borough. We also help recruit new volunteer governors for schools.

Becoming a governor

If you would like to get more involved in your child's school, or in any of our schools, being a governor might be a good way.


  • go to regular meetings
  • visit the school
  • debate policies and plans
  • keep an eye on income and expenditure

Some come from professional backgrounds while other bring more general life experiences.

We provide a wide range of training for governors and governing bodies.

Thurrock school governors


Advice and guidance

Governors can contact us for advice and guidance. The National Governors Association has a lot of useful information on training and other issues.

Schools can purchase governor packages and training through the Thurrock Traded Services for Schools website.