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Becoming a Governor

Becoming a School Governor


Canvey Island Infant & Nursery School are looking for governors to join our governing board. As a governor you will be a volunteer who makes a vital contribution to the success of the school.

School governors have three main roles.

•        Governors ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. The governing board helps to set long-terms plans for the school, decide where improvements need to be made and how to make them.

•        Governors hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the effective and efficient performance management of staff. The governing board looks at the quality of education being offered and ensures the head is doing everything possible to improve results.

•      Governors oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent. Governors examine budgets and spending proposals to monitor whether the school is getting value for money and ensure the money is spent in the right areas.

This role may be particularly of interest if you have skills in finance/accounting, human resources, data or education but we invite applications from anyone who is interested in helping the school be the best it can be. Full training is available and governors are encouraged to attend regular training sessions, either in person or online.


We are looking for someone who can attend approximately 6 full governing body meetings per year and around 6 committee meetings per year. Meetings are held in school, usually on Wednesday evenings, committee meetings from around 6pm to 8pm, full governor meeting 7pm to 9 pm. Governors also spend time in school during the day (around two visits per term).

You must be 18 or over to apply and all governors must have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. If you would like to find out more please email  for an application form.


Parent governor vacancy: To be eligible for this role you must be the parent/carer or grandparent of a child at Canvey Island Infant school & Nursery . You cannot be an elected member of the local authority. If you work for the school this must be for a maximum of 500 hours per year.