Governor Recruitment

Volunteer as a school governor

Could you help set Sunbury Manor School's direction?

What is it?

The governing body is the strategic decision-making body in each school and academy. It has a crucial role in making sure every child gets the best possible education.

Governing bodies:

  • set the school’s strategic direction
  • hold the head teacher to account for a school’s performance
  • ensure that the school’s budget is properly managed

Our whole governing body meets at least once a term. In addition to these full board meetings, sub-committees look at more detailed aspects of the schools work. Committees often look at issues like pupil performance, the curriculum, staffing, finance and premises.

How can I get involved?

Governing bodies like ours need committed and enthusiastic people with relevant skills. Training can be provided and there are many sources of advice and support available.

Information and resources for governors are available from the National Governors’ Association. The Department for Education also offers information and guidance including the Governors’ Handbook which explains the role of governors.

If you are interested in joining our very effective governing body please contact the Clerk to the Governors at the school.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check and will be expected to provide proof of identity and qualifications.


Governors are very effective (Ofsted - 2016)