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. Please see our training brochure for more information:
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.