Could you be a school governor?


Bracknell Forest schools rely on the skills and expertise of teaching staff to provide pupils with a first rate education but also need a committed and knowledgeable governing body at their core.

Schools are currently looking for more governors to provide this essential backbone to complement the skills and experience of existing governors. Governor Services at Bracknell Forest Council supports schools in finding governors and provides advice, training and support to over 500 governors in the Borough.

Co-opted governors are usually people who either live or work in Bracknell Forest. They are people who can bring some kind of business knowledge or skill to the school and provide a fresh pair of eyes as to how the school runs.

One such co-opted governor, who has recently taken up a place on the governing body of Sandy Lane Primary School, is Anneken Priesack (pictured above) who works as a Business and Enterprise Officer in the Chief Executive’s Office in her day job.

Anneken said “Becoming a governor is an immensely rewarding experience. There is no need to know a lot about how a school works or the education system as a whole – if you are interested in volunteering and are happy with taking on responsibility, it is a fantastic way of getting involved in the community. Additionally, in my opinion, the varied training opportunities and the uniqueness of every school allow for meaningful professional and personal development.”

 Anyone interested in volunteering as a governor should contact the council’s governor services team on 01344 354069 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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