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Article Govenors Awareness

School governors speak to us about why they volunteer

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Melissa Cummings-Quarry

‘Knowing that I'm making a difference really does mean a lot.”

Read Melissa's story

Esme Smith

“You’re helping to steer the school”

Read Esme's story
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Christianah Omobosola Babajide

“You make your own mark and make a difference”

Read Christianah's story
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Vicky Cunningham

‘It brings the school alive. That's basically why we do it.’

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Aleister Wallace

“Seeing the pupils’ progress just makes it all come to life”

Read Aleister's story

Interested in being a school governor?

Feeling inspired by our governor stories and wondering what the next steps are?

That's where Governors for Schools comes in, they're a national charity that finds, places, and supports volunteers as governors on school and academy boards. 

Apply online and they’ll match your skills to a local school or academy trust in need. Their skills-based matching service means your unique background and experience will be put to good use - in a school that needs you most.

Become a school governor


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Hannah Stolton, CEO, Governors for Schools

Hannah modified"Schools across England and Wales have vacancies on their school boards that need governors – we’ve thousands registered with us right now. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community, becoming a school governor will enable you to give back, using your skills and gaining new ones.

You don’t need to be a parent, or a teacher - a diverse board is a better board, and different perspectives are needed to help face today’s contemporary challenges. We’ll support you through your application process and match you with a school that will value your time. Becoming a governor is a rewarding experience, and we hope you’ll take the first step on this journey by registering with us today."