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 effective governance for the past 25 years. Now, more than ever, we need to ensure that we come together to raise the profile of the sector and invest in its future.

How can you get involved?

  • Give your time and expertise by serving on a governing board;
  • As a school or trust, invest in finding skilled and dedicated people who can make a difference;
  • If you’re an employer, support your people into school governance roles, to have an impact in your local community and support the education of our future workforce;

Together, we can ensure schools and trusts have the people they need to inspire future generations.

With that in mind, we hope you can join us in driving our 5 aspirations for the governance sector forward.

Our aspirations

  • Schools and trusts need to invest in governance, recognising the vital role it plays in securing strong leadership and improving pupil outcomes.
  • All boards need to show their commitment to staff and pupil mental health by having a wellbeing governor.
  • Schools and trusts should ensure diversity of skills, backgrounds, and experiences on their boards.
  • All school governors and academy trustees need to be provided with induction and ongoing training, including access to peer support, to help them in their first six months.
  • All employers should recognise the value of their employees volunteering in school governance roles and support them to do so, creating valuable links between schools and industry.

As we turn over a new leaf in education, we look forward to collaborating with you to ensure this vision is realised.

To join us, find out more about volunteering, our aspirations for the governance sector, and the support we offer schools and trusts.