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Are you looking for personal development that also adds value to schools and the community?

School Governance is the most important volunteering role in education. Governors work in partnership with school staff to provide the best possible standards of education and help children to realise their aspirations and expectations.

What's in it for me?

Existing skill enhancement and new skill development
The chance of real personal satisfaction
Improved teamwork, patience, listening and communications
Connection with the local community
A chance to shape the future workforce
Knowledge of the education system

Am I suitable?

Being able to give 6-8 hours per school month will add value
Only those filling Parent Governor vacancies have to have children
The age range is from 18 upwards
Education knowledge is useful, but external and objective perspectives are too
Governor training and support are available

Find out more

The School Governors' One-Stop Shop is a national charity that helps schools and volunteers find mutually beneficial placements. Log on here to find out more and apply!

The Frequently Asked Questions is a good place to start.

Are you already acting as a School Governor?

Contact HR to let us know what you get from the role, and what's involved, and we'll post your comments on this page to help colleagues

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