School Governor

School governors can transform the lives of children and young people by improving education standards. 

Working as a team, governors support and challenge senior school leadership. Their skills and expertise are harnessed to make strategic decisions that improve the learning environment and future prospects for children.

Governors generally meet twice a term and average 7 hours a month working on the role. 

Governors for Schools exists to improve educational standards so children and young people have the chance to realise their full potential. We believe the key to improving school performance is effective governance. By finding, nurturing and supporting a committed network of governors we help to drive systematic change in how schools operate. 


You do not have to be a parent and no specific skills or qualifications are required to be a school governor. 

The most important quality to have is enthusiasm to make a difference.

We have a number of free training modules on our website, and host further webinars to help you into the role. Schools and Local Authorities provide further training so that everyone is well equipped to take up the role.

Most meetings are held in the evening, but the role may include the occasional school visit.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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This opportunity is available Countywide.

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