School Governor - Tavistock Infants

Tavistock Infant School is looking for new governors to join our friendly and supportive governing body.

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education and the governing body provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and they have an important role to play in raising school standards. Anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor, and there aren't any particular qualifications or requirements needed, other than a willingness to give time to the role and be able to work with other people.

We are currently actively seeking volunteers with no direct connection to the school. If you decide to join us, you can be assured of being well supported by the existing members of the governing body, and in addition there is excellent free training and induction for all governors provided by Hampshire County Council to support you in the role.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Whilst no prior experience is necessary ideally you will have a background in business as this could prove advantageous.

Availability to visit the school from time to time during the school day, both to observe its work and to be a visible presence on behalf of the governing body.

Becoming a school governor is an excellent opportunity to give something of real value back to the local community.

The role is varied and yet doesn't 'take over your life'. It's also an ideal way of sharing your life experience / business knowledge and can be incredibly advantageous for those looking for 'board' level experience.

There is no requirement to be a parent in order to become a school governor.

Volunteers must be 18+ and for the purposes of safeguarding, all governor appointments are subject to an identity check.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    All governor appointments are subject to an identity check for safeguarding purposes.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Initial and ongoing.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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Availability Details

The Tavistock governing body meets in the evenings (7pm - 9pm) approximately every month at the school.


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