Effective Governors, Excellent Schools.

Governors for Schools finds, places, and supports skilled volunteers as governors and trustees on school and academy boards.

We support schools across England and Wales to run effectively by finding high calibre governors to bring their skills and expertise to the table – and improve education for children.

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.

Interested in becoming a school governor?

Apply online and we’ll match your skills to a local school in need.

Our skills-based matching service means your unique background and experience will be put to good use - in a school that needs you most.

Looking for a new governor or trustee?

Register your vacancy online in minutes and we’ll start the search for a volunteer that best matches your requirements.

Access governor training and resources

Our eLearning modules and webinars are available for both new and existing governors.

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Implementing a consistent and fair approach to exclusion

This guest blog is written by Samira Sadeghi, Head of Academies Governance at Academies Enterprise Trust. Over the past year, we have started to rethink what ‘normal’ means, particularly in education. Reflecting back on many years advising schools on exclusions, I am struck by how ‘normal’ it was for exclusions…

Governors for Schools is partnering with the Skills Builder Partnership

As part of our continued mission to improve the services we offer, we’re partnering with the Skills Builder Partnership. The organisation is committed to helping as many people as possible develop the skills to succeed. Used by over 500 schools, 120 employer partners, and 90 impact organisations, we’ll…