Types of Governors:

  • Parent Governor: elected by parents or appointed by the Governing Body to represent the interests of parents
  • Teacher Governor: elected by fellow teaching staff
  • Staff Governor: elected from and by non-teaching staff employed to work at the school
  • Local Authority Governors: appointed by LA’s
  • Community Governors: appointed by the Governing Body to represent the wider community interests of the school
  • Non Governor/Associate Member: a Governing Body can appoint non-governor members to attend full governing body meetings or to serve on one or more committees. Non-governor members may not vote at governing body meetings but can be given a vote at committee meetings

Applying for a specific vacancy at a school:

Please complete the Governor Nomination Form before 10am on the morning of the closing date.

Governor Nomination Form

Governor Nomination Form

Register of Business Interests (RP12) - Guidance Notes

Registering an Interest to become a Governor or Associate Governor:

If you are interested in placing your name in the bank to become an Associate Governor whereby you would be called upon to sit on certain committees or be involved in certain projects where your skills can be utilised please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

Please return forms to:

Email: governors@ceredigion.gov.uk
Post: Governor Support Service, 2nd Floor, Canolfan Rheidol, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UE

Eligibility Limitations:

  • No person can be a member of more than two governing bodies
  • No one under the age of 18 at the time of appointment or election may be a governor
  • A governor who has not completed the mandatory training within the given timeframe
  • A governor who, without the consent of the governing body, has failed to attend a meeting of the governing body for a period of six months from the date of the last meeting
  • Anyone who has been adjudged to be bankrupt until he or she has been discharged from bankruptcy
  • Anyone who is subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or who has failed to make payments required by the county court administration order under the Insolvency Act 1986
  • A person who has been removed from the office of a charity by order of the Charity Commission or the High Court because of mismanagement or misconduct in the administration of a charity for which he or she was responsible
  • Teachers or workers with children or young persons whose names appear in the list of those whose employment is prohibited or restricted
  • Any person with a criminal conviction who:
    • within the last five years has received, without the option of a fine, a sentence of imprisonment of not less than three months
    • within the last 20 years has received a sentence of not less than 2½ years imprisonment
    • at any time has received a sentence of imprisonment for not less than five years
    • who has been convicted or making a nuisance on the premises of a maintained school under S547 of the Education Act 1996
  • Any person who has been declared unsuitable to be a proprietor of or teacher at an independent school under S470 or S471 of the Education Act 1996