Become a local authority governor

The local authority (LA) can nominate individuals to become LA governors on school governing boards but it is the governing boards who officially appoints them.

It is the governors on the board who have to decide if the nominee is the right person to help strengthen their governing board. They do this by using criteria, as outlined in the statutory guidance available below, and checking if the nominee has the skills and knowledge they need to make their board as effective as possible.

If a nominee does match the board's criteria, it is the governing board who then officially appoint them by taking a vote at a main governing board meeting.

Salford LA holds a governors' list that it draws its nominees from. You can apply to join this list and, if you meet the criteria for being an effective governor, you application will be approved and you can then be matched to a suitable LA governor vacancy on one of Salford's school's governing boards.

How to apply to be on Salford's LA governor list

The steps for applying are:

  1. Download the forms at the bottom of the page and complete and return to governor services at the postal address on the form and at the bottom of the page.
  2. Your application will be considered by the executive lead member for children's services, learning and skills, Councillor John Merry and the strategic director for children's services, Charlotte Ramsden.
  3. You will be informed by governor services if your application has been successful.
  4. As LA governor vacancies arise, the LA liaises with the governing boards to match the nominee governors on the list to their vacancy and to the skills and knowledge they require for their particular governing board.

Salford councillors on governing boards

The majority of Salford's councillors are also governors on Salford's school governing boards. You can find out where each councillor has been appointed as a LA governor by downloading the document below.

This page was last updated on 14 April 2016

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