Education in Suffolk operates as partnership between teachers and their pupils, between schools and their local community and between governors and the local authority. For an overview of schools in Suffolk please go to the schools pages on this website.
The governor role has undergone significant changes over the past few years. We are always pleased to hear from members of the public who are interested in undertaking this important and valued school role. The information on these pages provides an overview of the different categories of governors, and what their role and responsibilities involve. If you would like to discuss any details further, please don't hesitate to get in contact with the Governor Services team.
Telephone: 01473 263993
Becoming a governor - frequently asked questions
FAQ - What do governors do?
Governor role factsheets
The information factsheets below outline what specific school governor roles involve, eligibility requirements and what you need to do if you would like to take on the role.
Becoming a parent governor
Becoming a foundation governor
Becoming a community governor
Becoming a staff governor
Becoming a sponsor governor
Becoming a local authority governor
Support for current governors
Current governors in Suffolk will find detailed inofrmation about governorship, including termly papers and training dates within the Governor Centre of the SchoolSurf website.
Governor services staff are always willing to support governors when problems arise. If you require further help and support, a first contact can be made by getting in touch with the Governor Services team.
If you chose to send an email, please remember to include your full name, address and telephone number, and the name of the school where you are a governor, along with the details of your enquiry. You can also email us to provide feedback, comments or suggestions you may have regarding the information on these pages, and governor services in general.