School governors

Use this guide to learn more about what a school governor’s role is, and apply to become a school governor.

Time off work

By law, employers must give employees who are school governors in maintained schools ‘reasonable time off’ to carry out their duties. The employee and employer must agree on what is ‘reasonable time off’. Employers may give time off with pay, but do not have to do so.

For further information, please see time off work for public duties.