This Welsh Charities Week, we’re saying thank you to our dedicated volunteers who support schools across Wales. Since launching our governor recruitment service in 2020, we are delighted to have helped appoint 137 volunteers onto school boards in Wales.

The expansion of Governors for Schools into Wales marked an exciting milestone in our charity’s history. Since 2020, we’ve provided a free governor recruitment service for state schools in Wales, along with free governor development support.

This comprehensive support package includes access to monthly webinars, eLearning, our popular and CPD-accredited free online conference, and a bespoke Welsh governor induction eLearning module. This module was recently created in both Welsh and English thanks to a collaboration between Cardiff University, Governor Cymru Services, and Governors for Schools.

Senior Partnership Manager, Loren Nadin knows how much of a difference our mission in Wales is making to schools. She explains:

‘This #WelshCharitiesWeek we want to say a big thank you to all of the fantastic volunteers who have put themselves forward for governor roles, collectively impacting the education of tens of thousands of pupils across Wales.

We also want to say thank you for the support we have received from numerous charities, universities and businesses across Wales since we started our mission. Our partners have enabled us to widen our support for schools and volunteers across Wales, and we are very thankful for their support.’

Hannah Stolton, CEO of Governors for Schools, also extends her thanks to our volunteers this Welsh Charities Week. She comments:

“As a charity, we celebrate all school governors in Wales. Their positive impact on younger generations cannot be overstated, so we were delighted to expand our offering into Wales in 2020. Since then, we’ve worked to ensure the support we offer for schools and volunteers is of the highest quality.

“We celebrate the theme of #MakeABiggerDifferenceTogether and urge you to get involved in school governance this Welsh Charities Week. Together, we can support more schools in Wales and hope you will join us on our mission.”

Want to know more about Governors for Schools in Wales?

For more information about our work in Wales, please contact Loren Nadin at: [email protected]

About Governors for Schools

Governors for Schools is a national education charity that finds, places, and supports governors on school and academy boards. With over 20 years’ worth of experience matching volunteers with schools, we’re committed to ensuring every board has diverse and effective governance. Find out more on our website.

Interested in volunteering in governance? We currently have hundreds of registered vacancies to fill with committed volunteers. You don’t need to be a parent or have special qualifications to apply. We’re searching for people aged 18+ with a variety of skills. Find out more on our website.

To see our information about governance in Welsh, please go to our website.