School Governor Information Event


Want to develop new transferable skills and enhance your CV?  Are you community minded and want to use your existing skills to help others?  Have you ever thought of becoming a school Governor?

Why not come along to the school Governor information event on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 5-6pm.  We’re working with Cumbria County Council to offer you the opportunity to chat to serving school Governors;  Cumbria County Council’s Governor Team and their Team Manager who are all happy to answer any questions.

YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!                                                                                                    

School Governors come from all walks of life and are able to bring a mixture of skills and experience to the role. It offers the opportunity to use your existing professional and intellectual skills in a new setting.  Many people do not realise that the everyday skills from their personal and professional life can add huge value to a school.  Having Governors who are separate from education offers a fresh insight and different perspective, which allows broad and representative decisions to be made on behalf of the school.  Volunteering as a school Governor is a great way to make a valuable contribution to a local school and be inspired by the impact of education.



As well as benefiting your local community, becoming a School Governor can be an extremely rewarding personal experience, you develop different transferable skills (a bonus for your own professional development) and let’s face it, it doesn’t look too shabby on your CV!

We’re fully aware you may need some support to step into the new role of a Governor so you’d be provided with all the training newly-appointed Governors need, including a full induction programme.



Why not come along to Abbey House Hotel on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 5-6pm and find out more.  You’ll have the opportunity to speak to existing Governors and decide if this rewarding role is something you’d like to consider.


Anyone aged 18 or over can be a Governor. You do not need to have children or be a parent of a child within a school.  If appointed your term of office would be four years, although should your circumstances change, as a volunteer, you can resign. Governors play a key role in leading, supporting and improving schools, and becoming one can be a rewarding experience.



If you think this could be for you, we’d love to see you at Abbey House Hotel on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 5-6pm.  If you want to learn more, then please register your interest in the form below.


This information is only required so we can provide Abbey House with the number of attendees and enable us to send you an event reminder.  We will not share your contact details with anyone.

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*** 19/03/20 UPDATE: Wild Words in the world; Outstanding teaching and learning in primary geography; Phonics into Spelling: How to create effective spellers in classrooms ALL POSTPONED ***   On balance, we feel it is the right and responsible thing to do because it will reduce the amount of social interaction which can only help to prevent the spread of Covid-19. By halting groups of visitors to schools we hope we are demonstrating a duty of care to school staff and pupils as well as the wider communities that they are all part of.