Governors for Schools is an education charity that places a diverse range of volunteers on school boards across England and Wales. There are currently thousands of vacancies across England and Wales, particularly in areas of disadvantage. We work hard to address these gaps to ensure young people across the country receive the high-quality education they deserve.

Our impact

In the year 2021-22, we placed almost 2,000 volunteers on schools boards in over 1,500 schools across England and Wales. Of these volunteers, over a third were from ethnic minority backgrounds and 63% were aged under 45 – helping address demographic imbalances across the sector.

Our volunteers are committed to making a difference in their roles, regularly engaging with our eLearning modules to enhance their efficacy in board meetings. Our most popular module is ‘An Introduction to School Governance’, which helps first-time governors prepare for their roles and currently holds an impressive completion rate of 70%. Thanks to our training and matching abilities, 96% of schools surveyed in a recent impact report said volunteers found through Governors for Schools are as skilled as, or better than, other governors. To find out more about our impact, visit our website.

Next steps

Interested in making a difference while developing your professional and soft skills? Governors for Schools holds regular introductory webinars to help potential volunteers learn more about the governance role. All are welcome, so don’t hesitate to sign up today. If you’re ready to get started, you can also apply online. Once you’ve submitted an application, our friendly partnerships managers will work with you to find the perfect volunteering position.