SGOSS is a national charity set-up in 1999 by the Department for Education. We recruit volunteers with transferable skills to become school governors.
Our Area Managers guide volunteers through the application process and help facilitate their appointment to school governing bodies. We work in partnership with local authorities to fill governor vacancies, and schools can come to us direct to register available positions. All our services are free.
Around 300,000 school governors form one of the largest groups of volunteers in England, giving up their time to assist the Head Teacher with the strategic management of the school. This includes making decisions regarding budget, curriculum, building management and school policy. Their support is invaluable for maintaining and improving school performance.
At any one time, around 33,000 governor positions are vacant. Every one of these vacancies is an opportunity for schools to benefit from the skills of people in their local communities.