PEOPLE are being asked to come forward and apply for the role of a local authority school governor.

Lancashire County Council is looking for people aged over 18 with the aim of making a positive difference to the education of children.

School governors have a fundamental role in determining the success of a school.

They are volunteers who work together with the head teacher of the school and the local authority to improve outcomes for all pupils and education in local schools.

County Cllr Phillippa Williamson, Chair of Lancashire's Governors Panel, said:

"Becoming a governor is a great way to contribute to your local community and improve the lives of local children.

"You don't need specialist knowledge or educational expertise – governing bodies need a range of people who can bring the skills and experience they've developed at work, or in voluntary roles in the community."

For more information contact the Lancashire Governor Services Central Team on 01257 516147.