Becoming a Governor

Becoming a governor is a very rewarding and enriching role.  You do not have to be an expert on anything but you must have a desire to help make the school the best it can be.  As a part of the Full Governing Body team, you will provide support and challenge for the school in order to ensure that all decisions made are in the best interest of the pupils. 

You will be supported both by Governor Services, who have a wide range of training courses available covering all aspects of school life, and by your governor mentor who will be able to answer any other questions you may have.

Many people feel they do not have enough time to become a governor, but it is a role that allows you to give as much time as you can offer.  The aim is to get to know the school well which can be done by coming into school or reading documentation passed to you to help you make informed decisions at the meetings.

As a governor at Redlands you will:

  • Meet as part of the Full Governing Body, once every half term.  Meetings are typically from 4.30pm – 6.00pm
  • Sit on one of the two committees which meet  between four and six times per academic year.  Meetings are typically from 4.30pm – 6.00pm
  • Visit the school as regularly as time will allow you in order to be able to understand the ‘life’ of the school.

All vacancies for parent governors are advertised via newsletters, text messages and on the website.  If you are interested in becoming a co-opted or Local Authority governor, please contact the Clerk to Governors, Mrs Tryphaena Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance.


Alternatively, for more information, click here to go to the Hampshire Governor Services website.

Fairtrade 2015 3      Mrs Bryce, Parent Governor, enjoying our Fairtrade Coffee Afternoon