New School Governors
The role of School Governor is a very important role which will enable you to have a direct impact on ensuring that the children of Doncaster get the best possible education and achieve their full potential.
As a new Governor you will have been sent information which you will hopefully find useful in your new role. In addition there is information on this website that we hope you will also find helpful.
Please use the links on our main page:
If this is your first experience as a Governor then we recognise that the thought of your first meeting may be daunting. However, there are a number of things you can do prior to the meeting to ensure that you are as prepared as you can be.
We would recommend that prior to your first meeting you:
contact the Headteacher of your school and introduce yourself
ask if the school has an induction programme for new Governors and how you access this
ask if you could visit the school and meet the Headteacher and/or the Chair of Governors
ask if there are any specific issues in the school that you may need to be aware of eg is it expecting an Ofsted inspection or has it recently had one, are there any specific community issues around the school
If you are unsure of anything, ask either the Headteacher or the Chair of Governors to explain this for you.
Information about schools
The types of schools present in Doncaster are detailed on this page: Types of Schools and Directory
Details of school holidays can be found on the following page School holidays and term dates
The following are links to a number of websites that School Governors may find helpful.
- Department for Education (DfE)
- National Governors' Association (NGA)
- Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED)