School governors play a vital role in education. The governing board plans the strategic direction of a school, makes sure public money is well spent, and holds school leadership to account. A strong governing board ensures robust debate, which in turn leads to better educational outcomes for children.
Whatever your professional background, your skills could transform a school.
Educating our children and young people to become the compassionate citizens of our future. But they can’t do it alone.
School governors support a school to run effectively, so that teachers can focus on the things that matter. A well-run school can change a child’s experience of education.
Over a third of schools in England have one or more vacancy on their governing board, leaving them without the skills needed to make the right decisions.
Candidates seeking to serve as a Governor or obtain training can visit the School Governors’ ‘One Stop Shop’ called Governors for Schools.