This Volunteers Week, we’re celebrating the dedication of volunteers who make a difference to thousands of schools as school governors.

This Volunteers Week is a time for us to come together and thank all volunteers for their invaluable contribution, especially during the last year.

If you’re interested in becoming a governor, join our webinar to learn more about the role. Read more details below.

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Volunteer as a governor and support your community

School governors have a varied and important role in helping the school run effectively.

They have 3 core functions:

  • 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

The governor role is strategic rather than operational. Governors don’t get involved with the day to day running of a school, instead supporting and challenging the school’s leadership team to drive school improvement.

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Learn more about becoming a school governor

We’re hosting a free webinar for those interested in finding out more about school governance. Join us on Friday 4th June at 11am, where we’ll be on hand to talk more about what governance entails, how to apply, and to answer any questions from prospective volunteers.

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