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.

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Interested in becoming a school governor or trustee?

Apply online and we’ll match your skills to a local school or academy trust 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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School Governors: who are they and what do they do? 

  Are you looking to make a difference in your local community? Maybe you’ve seen school governors in action and have considered becoming one yourself? You might have also been put off by complicated sounding acronyms or, thought you weren’t experienced enough for the role? To become a…