Governors for Schools is working with Swansea University to support employees and alumni in becoming school governors. We’ll match your skills and experience with a school board that needs someone like you.

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About the role

School governors have 3 main responsibilities:

  • Planning the strategic direction of the school
  • Overseeing financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account

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Apply to become a school governor

‘Governors for Schools is delighted to be working in partnership with Swansea University. Together, we’ll support Swansea alumni to volunteer their skills on governing boards, improving education for children across England and Wales.

Governors for Schools and Governors Cymru

We’re working with Governors Cymru to support school governors in Wales.

Governors Cymru is a unique, independent support service in Wales that provides a range of services for school governors. Their mission is to inspire and promote effective school governance so that all volunteer school governors are well supported to deliver their many responsibilities.

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Support for school governors

Our training and resources are there to get you up to speed, so that you’re effective from your first day in the role. Your skills and experience will benefit a school – you don’t have to know all the acronyms by your first meeting. The majority of our volunteers are first time school governors, and schools need this outside perspective to ensure robust decision making.





Register for upcoming webinars and watch back previous sessions.

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Complete our eLearning modules to gain an overview of what to expect as a school governor, along with key elements of the role, including finance and performance data.

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