Recruiting governors and trustees

There are various free services that support schools and trusts to recruit governors/trustees.

Learn more about recruitment services.

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. Find out more about the resources available for volunteers. 

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

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