We’re proud to work with a number of organisations that better prepare governors for their role, and offer training and guidance in the field of education.

Our collaborative partners offer Governors for Schools volunteers and schools exclusive discounts where services are paid.

The Key

The Key is an online resource and knowledge bank for school leaders and governors, providing clear, comprehensive help and resources. The Key has supported Governors for Schools since 2012, and throughout this time, thousands of new governors have benefitted from The Key’s resources.

All our newly placed governors receive 12 months’ free access to The Key for School Governors to support them in their new role.


GovernorHub is a website designed by, and for, governors and trustees, that provides you with a central place to manage the work of your board.

With GovernorHub, you can:

  • Save your clerk time and effort
  • Keep track of all of your meetings and papers
  • Make sure everyone knows what is happening and when
  • Provide an instant body of evidence for when you need it most
Schools & Academies Show

The Schools & Academies Show is the UK’s leading education policy event which takes place bi-annually in April at the ExCeL, London and in November at the NEC, Birmingham.

With over 150 influential speakers, 50 hours of accredited CPD content, and 100 of the UK’s top suppliers, the shows aim to equip visitors with the resources and guidance needed to address the challenges impacting the sector.

All Governors for Schools volunteers are eligible for a free ticket.

TAP (Thank and Praise)

TAP is a free-to-use social thanking platform which enables parents and guardians to show their appreciation to school staff, enhancing their wellbeing.

Only positive messages are shared and there are no costs to schools.

  • TAP enables parents and guardians (and school staff) to:
  • Thank school staff privately via a GDPR-compliant messaging platform
  • Praise schools publicly via a bespoke Digital Thanking Wall
  • Raise funds for schools via a match funded donation platform
Better Governor

Better Governor has supported our webinar programme since 2018,  with governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn hosting regular sessions on a variety of key topics.

Better Governor combines real-life experience of governance and clerking in maintained schools and academy trusts with insight into education policy, legislation and practice relevant to governance.