Make a difference and become a School Governor in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Being a school governor allows you to make your school better and in doing so, make a difference to children’s lives and their prospects for the future. This is what drives most governors, but there are also other benefits.
Rewards of being a governor
- The opportunity to develop new skills and undertake free training provided by Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Central South Consortium on various aspects of your role as a governor
- The knowledge that you have played a part in improving children’s education and supported the school’s staff
- The opportunity to work as part of a team
- The opportunity to gain a sense of achievement as an active member of the community
- The opportunity to improve your negotiation, questioning, conflict resolution time management and financial skills
What are the Different Categories of Governor?
- Community Governors - Community governors are appointed by the Governing Body to represent the community. They should live or work in the community served by the school.
- Local Authority (LA) Governors are appointed by the Local Authority.
- Parents Governors are voted on to the Governing Body by other parents and are usually parents of children who attend the school.
- Teacher & Staff Governors are elected by the relevant staff within the school.
- Foundation Governors are appointed by the organisation that set up the school to represent their interests.
- Minor Authority - in some areas where Minor Authorities exist an additional representative serves on the Governing Body.
- Consortium Member of Secondary School & Further Education - a serving governor may also be a member of the above.
How we support school governors
Rhondda Cynon Taf offers support through the Governor Support Team. The Governor Support Team provides a clerking service for Primary and Special Schools. This experienced team provides high quality advice and support to the governing bodies of Rhondda Cynon Taf, together with a comprehensive training programme.
A governor’s term of office lasts for four years. You would be expected to attend three Governing Body meetings per year, one each term.
Applying to be a governor
View governor vacancies and make your application online!
Training for Governors
A comprehensive training programme is offered to governors to assist them in their role.
View governor training courses on offer for this Term.