I am a Foundation Governor at my local school. As it is a small village school I am related to one of the other governors and know most of the other governors very well. I am also in the final weeks of my PGCE. I am aware that a teacher vacancy is likely to be advertised at the school soon and I am interested in applying. I realise the fact that I am a governor complicates matter. Can I apply as I would not be in the same position as other applicants? If I do wish to apply is it enough to just resign as a governor before applying? I would be grateful for advice. Thanks.