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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. SGOSS – Governors for Schools, an independent charity dedicated to recruiting volunteers to serve on school governing bodies across England.

2. Inspiring Governance, a charity run by the Education and Employers Taskforce in partnership with the National Governors’ Association

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.

 

Staff can also contact Will Durham, Area Manager at SGOSS on:

  • Tel: 020 7354 9805
  • Email: william.durham@sgoss.org.uk

More about SGOSS available here

or contact Tamanna Ali, Assistant Inspiring Governance Manager at Inspiring Governance on:

  • Tel: 0207 566 4880
  • Email: tamanna.ali@educationandemployers.org

 More about Inspiring Governance available here

 

Below is a short video by SGOSS