Governors for Schools finds, places, and supports skilled volunteers as governors and trustees on school and academy boards.
We believe the key to improving school performance is effective governance. By finding, nurturing and supporting a committed network of governors we help to drive systematic change in how schools operate. Since 1999, we have been connecting schools across England with skilled and committed volunteers, supported by our business and university partnerships.
Today’s schools are highly autonomous and expected to manage their budgets and internal policies. A large secondary school may have over 100 staff and a budget in excess of £7m. School Governance is a unique volunteering opportunity through which employers and employees can develop relevant business skills. School Governors work in partnership with Head Teachers and the Senior Management Team to help deliver the best possible education, and help children realise their expectations and aspirations. The pace of change in education is so unrelenting that it is almost impossible NOT to gain new experiences and skills in a new environment.
Governors for Schools exists to improve educational standards so that children and young people have the chance to realise their full potential.