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Volunteer as a school governor


As volunteers, school governors carry out one of the most important and satisfying jobs in the education sector.

In Norfolk we have about 5,500 governors – all local people serving the schools and young people in their local communities.

A school governor contributes to the work of the governing body. They help to ensure high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

If you'd like to volunteer as a school governor, you can download our application form

You can also email for more information.

Tina explains how she became a school governor

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