Governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education. Ruislip High School has six parent governors (elected by parents) and two staff governors (elected by staff). In addition, eight community governors and one associate governor chosen for their broad range of skills. Governors are volunteers who have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is key to the effectiveness of a school. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.