Local Authority Governors

The council has statutory duties for school governance which include recruiting local authority governors, agreeing and making Instruments of Government for all maintained schools and using powers of intervention under the Education and Inspections Act (2006) to strengthen governing bodies and create Interim Executive Boards (IEBs).

The local authority will take a proactive approach in identifying existing and potential authority governor vacancies prior to the end of their term of office and it will endeavour to recruit a pool of approved candidates from which the local authority can select and nominate for the consideration and appointment by a school governing board.

In accordance with The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The local authority can nominate any eligible person as a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether the nominee has the skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets other eligibility criteria set by the governing body.

If you would like more information on becoming a local authority governor contact Catherine Gilhooley on 0151 443 5728 or email Catherine.Gilhooley@knowsley.gov.uk