Becoming a school governor
By becoming a governor you will have an opportunity to broaden your skills and make an important contribution to the development of a school. You may become involved in issues as diverse as site management, marketing, pupil welfare, curriculum development, HR or finance.
Training is offered locally to build personal skills and boost confidence in the role. Volunteer governors do not have to be parents, nor do they need first-hand experience of the education system.
The University will support staff in finding a placement through our partnerships with
1. Governors for Schools, an independent charity dedicated to recruiting volunteers to serve on school governing bodies across England.
Staff can opt to register with one or both of these organisations in order to maximise their success in finding a volunteer role on a governing body.
Contacts for the two organisations are as follows:
Will Durham, Area Manager at Governors for Schools on:
- Tel: 020 7354 9805
- Email: email@example.com
Claire Leman, Claire Leman Inspiring Governance Regional Manager on:
- Tel: 07715201855
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a short video by SGOSS