Why do schools need Governors?

The Governors of Whitecross Hereford have full legal responsibility for all aspects of the school’s life including performance, development, maintenance and employment of staff.  By working within a committee structure, the Governors provide the school with a framework which includes managing the school budget, ensuring legal requirements are met, developing the future plans of the school and also developing and implementing policies.  They both support and challenge the Headteacher and his team to ensure they are delivering a first class service to the school.

Who can become a Governor?

Anyone over the age of 18 without a criminal conviction can be a school governor.  You do not have to be a parent with a child at school or have teaching experience.  We look for a variety of people who can contribute in many different ways but all share the same fundamental qualities of being enthusiastic, committed and interested in education.  Governors work as volunteers and it can be extremely rewarding as you are instrumental in helping shape the school for the future. It can also be time consuming as you will normally serve for a period of four years.

Further information

If you would like more information regarding the Whitecross Governing Body, please contact the Clerk to the Governors via email to  Alternatively further information regarding school governors can be found on: