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7. I am not a parent of a school-aged child can I still be a school governor?

You certainly don’t need to be a parent to have the makings of a good governor.

Retired people and those involved in the local business community have much to offer.

If you’ve never thought of putting yourself forward, but believe schools should give children the best start, ask yourself the following questions:

• Do you want to put something back into your local community?
• Are you interested in people?
• Are you prepared to work as part of a team?
• Do you have the time to get to know your school, to go to meetings and read papers?
• Are you comfortable asking questions?
• Are you open to new ideas and ready to learn?
• Do you want children to get the best from school?

If you can answer yes and live in the area, then you could well have what it takes to be a school governor, and help make a difference to our children’s future.