School governor search is on

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A campaign has been launched by Northamptonshire County Council to encourage people to become school governors.

School governors have an important part to play in raising school standards by working with the headteacher and senior management to focus strategically on raising standards of achievement for the school’s pupils. County councillor Andrew Grant, cabinet member for children, learning and skills, said: “It’s a real opportunity to get heavily involved in the management of a school and to raise education standards. As well as setting the strategic direction, governors evaluate and challenge the school’s performance to make sure it’s heading in the right direction. Anyone can become a governor. You don’t need teaching experience and you don’t need special qualifications.”

Governors have to be aged 18 or over and training and support is available for those who are interested.