Supporting school governors and trustees

School governors and trustees support schools to run effectively and make a positive difference to the future of young people and the community. Your input will help a school to improve and its children to get the best education possible.

A FREE online governance recruitment service

Inspiring Governance is a FREE online service connecting schools and trusts in England with skilled volunteers in their area who are interested in becoming a school governor/trustee or future chair.

Learn more about the Inspiring Governance recruitment service

Become a school governor or trustee

Want to make a difference in your local community, and develop your own professional skills in a board-level environment? 

By volunteering as a school governor or trustee, you can do both and make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures. Being part of a governing board will give you experience of working at a strategic level and the opportunity to learn and practice skills that have a direct relevance to employers.

Learn more about becoming a school governor or trustee

Training and support for governors and trustees

The National Governance Association (NGA) has a wealth of resources to help you become an effective school governor/trustee. You can access training to support your professional development including online training.

 If you are appointed through Inspiring Governance as a governor or trustee, NGA will provide you with 12 months of free support and online training to help you be confident and effective in your role.

Everyone on Board: increasing governing board diversity

We campaign to improve the reflection of people from ethnic minorities and those aged under 40 on governing boards and have continued to work in partnership with organisations to deliver the aims. NGA’s Young Governors’ Network, supports volunteers aged under 40, and facilitates networking and the sharing of best practice.

Learn more about our Everyone on Board campaign

Connect With Us
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  • Phone: 0121 237 3780 | Contact Us
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