Whether you're working or retired, if you have experience of team working, financial or business management Derbyshire County Council would love to hear from you. Information on the process to become a governor can be downloaded.

How to apply

Please complete the application form which can be downloaded

Please check that you are not disqualified from holding office as a local authority governor by reading the disqualification criteria which can be downloaded.

Applications should be returned to:

email: governor.support@derbyshire.gov.uk

Post to:

Governor Support Service
John Hadfield House
Dale Road
Matlock
DE4 3RD

How much time it takes up

The amount of time each person gives to the role will vary. However you will need to be willing to:

As a full-time worker will I still have time to be a school governor?

Many governors are in full-time work and most governing body meetings tend to take place in the evening. However, you would need to check carefully the number of meetings you would be expected to attend and when they usually take place. Also bear in mind that you might want to spend time getting to know the school in other ways and joining in its activities, which may take place during the daytime.

Support for governors