9. How long do governors serve?

Governors normally serve for a term of office lasting four years but you can of course resign at any time after you are elected or appointed.

Many governors in Oldham offer their services to governing boards over a four-year period.

We always recommend that governors serving longer than four years regularly attend training to ensure they are up to date with the latest Government policies and procedures that will affect them in their role and the school where they are a governor.

Experienced governors are given the opportunity to apply to become Local Leaders in Governance (LLG) or to apply nationally to become a National Leader of Governance (NLG).

More information is available from www.nga.org.uk