Effective Governors, Excellent Schools.

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

We serve schools across England and Wales to run effectively by finding high calibre school 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 academy 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 school governor or academy trustee?

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

Access school governor training and resources

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

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Latest News

Governors for Schools – recruiting for the governance sector

Over recent months, there have been significant changes to how the education governance sector is funded. Despite these changes, Governors for Schools will continue to serve the sector, supporting schools and academy trusts to find skilled and dedicated volunteers for their governing boards. As we prepare to celebrate…

Looking forward: How you can support the future of education governance

With the general election result announced, we’re looking ahead to the next academic year under a new government. We’re pleased to see that education will be one of the key priorities, and hope that the collective value of governance volunteers will be properly recognised. As a charity, we’ve been championing…