Governor Recruitment


Volunteering as a school governor is a great way to connect with your local community. You don’t need to be a parent or have experience of education – our governors come from a wide range of backgrounds. Our Governor Profiles give you an idea of this range, from banking to gardening, engineering to social care. They would all recommend being a governor to family or friends. The satisfaction of seeing children benefit from decisions you have made is rewarding and empowering.

Types of Governors

Co-opted governor: Appointed by the governing body.

Partnership governor: Nominated by parents and other community organisations and appointed by the governing body.

Parent governor: Parents of registers pupils at the schools. Elected by parents of registered pupils at the schools. 

Local Authority governor: Nominated by the elected member for the ward and appointed by the governing body. 

Staff governor: Member of federation staff, elected by staff at the schools. 

Current Vacancies

We currently have three co-opted governor vacancies, three partnership governor vacancies and one Local Authority governor vacancy. 

Whilst we welcome new governors from all backgrounds and experiences, we are currently particularly keen to hear from candidates who have a background in school leadership and school improvement. 

If you are interested in becoming a governor, please read the booklet below that we have put together to give you a good idea of what to expect, what will be required of you and the benefits of being a governor at The Isle of Wight Education Federation. 

Being a governor is a commitment and we want to make sure volunteers know as much as possible before making the decision to come on board. One of our existing governors would love to meet you for an informal chat about the work of the governing board and what you could bring to it.

If you would like to know more, contact us in any of the following ways: 

  • By email: emma.shambrook@iwef.org.uk
  • By Phone: 01983 526523 (please leave a message with the Receptionist if the Clerk is not available)
  • By letter, hand delivered: to Reception at Carisbrooke College, Medina College or The Island VI Form
  • By post: c/o Medina College, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DX