Free, confidential advice, information and support to School Governors, clerks and individuals involved directly in the governance of maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.
GovernorLine offers free, confidential advice, information and support to school governors, clerks and individuals directly involved in the governance of maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.
Call us free on 08000 722 181 from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 10.00pm, or from 11.00am to 4.00pm on weekends and public holidays.
A text phone facility for those with hearing difficulties is available on 0845 604 1230.
School governors are the largest volunteer workforce in the country, giving freely and generously of their time to help schools achieve the highest standards. People from all walks of life offer their services as governors.
Governing bodies bring together many stakeholders such as parents, school staff, local authority representatives, as well as representatives from business and the wider community. Whilst many are highly experienced in this role, it is also true that the responsibilities of governors are becoming greater.
Governors have a very important job and play a pivotal role in directing schools and accounting for their performance. They also play an essential part in helping to turn round schools in difficulties. As more and more school funding is being directly delegated to schools themselves, the role of the governing body as the corporate governance of schools is becoming more of a key part of the management of schools.