First a Happy New Year to you all.
One of the tasks of a county councillor is, with the local school, to identify suitable people to become school governors. I have four schools in my patch - Willingham, Over and Longstanton primary schools and Swavesey Village College. It is not often that one or other is without a vacancy for a local authority governor. This is currently the case in Longstanton, as the governing body has increased in size. You do not need to be a parent in order to be a governor, in fact I encourage people who aren't parents, but you do have to be interested in the well being of young people in your area and, of course, be prepared to commit to regular meetings at the school. It is not paid, but it is a rewarding role.
If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please let me know, via the usual contact details