Maintained governing boards can co-opt a staff member as a governor
You can appoint as many co-opted governors as you consider necessary and are allowed by your instrument of government.
This means that school staff can be co-opted governors. However, the number of governors who are employed at the school (this includes the staff governor and the headteacher) must not exceed one-third of the total membership of the board.
This is set out on page 64 of the Governance Handbook.
Find out how to change a governor's category in our other article.
Consider the pros and cons
However, there are also drawbacks to having staff members on your board. Consider the pros and cons before