Volunteering as a governor is a great way to contribute to your community and use your skills and experience to improve the lives of local children.


It's about children, education and schools


Governors perform the most important voluntary role in education and a full and diverse governing body is a source of enormous strength to a school. Working as a team, school governors support and challenge the senior leadership as they strive for the best possible education, learning environment and future prospects for the school's pupils.

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Volunteer Case Studies


Hear from some of the thousands of school governor volunteers that SGOSS has helped place in schools across England.


Amanda Cox

“A school governor is someone who provides a school with an important and sometimes alternative view on key educational matters, contributing to the overall success of the school and its community”




Trisha Wood

“Being a school governor is an opportunity to help influence building and maintaining an environment that provides children with the best possible education they can get.”




Kirsty Pagett

“Being a school governor is a very interesting and thoroughly rewarding way to give something back to the local community. If you’re thinking of finding out more, I’d definitely recommend it!”




Jack Leech

“This is a great opportunity to feel a part of the local community; you’ll be presented with some difficult challenges but also equipped with the support and training to help you overcome them.




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