Investing in Futures

We work with employers across England to encourage their workforce to support education in their local communities by becoming school governors. Our service to employers is completely FREE.

Invest in children.

Shape their future.

Governing bodies often lack vital business and management skills.
Your employees have the skills needed to ask the difficult and challenging questions required.
There are currently vacancies nationwide, so no matter where your organisation is based, SGOSS needs your support to help fill them.
“Lloyds actively encourages employees to volunteer in their communities and works with SGOSS to promote school governance within the company. We realise our staff can help schools by using their professional and business experience; becoming a school governor is an ideal opportunity to support their development.”

Carly Mezeli / Community Engagement / Lloyds Banking Group


Invest in staff.

Grow your business.


Supporting school governance can help your organisation:
  • Forge stronger links with local schools and support the local community.
  • Develop your staff and help them acquire the skills involved with running a £1 million+ business.
  • Influence the standard of education for tomorrow’s workforce.


Training opportunities


of SGOSS school governors complete FREE training in their first year


of those who complete training rate it as effective or very effective


“We see school governance as a core opportunity for our employees’ personal development and have included it in our learning management system. Line Managers are aware of the development opportunities of school governance and actively encourage staff to volunteer as a way of developing key skills. We encourage all colleagues who volunteer to include information about their role in their mid-year and end of year appraisal conversations.”

Debbie Bullcock / Community Investment Manager / Aviva UK


How to invest.

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 Create a permanent home for governor volunteering on your intranet.


 Allow staff paid time off or the flexibility to attend governor meetings.

 Promote the role through internal communications.


 Include school governance in your staff development plan.

 Host recruitment events including drop-in sessions, presentations and stands.



What other companies do to support SGOSS



 Campaigns are created in-house; SGOSS simply requires financial support to produce and distribute it.

 The campaign you fund will be duly accredited to your organisation.

 SGOSS will provide feedback including impact and effectiveness measurement.

Working with SGOSS.

15 years of experience - we work with 1,200+ companies to recruit and place school governors across England.

The personal touch - our Area Managers guide your staff through the application process and find them the right school.

Employee volunteering updates, feedback and statistics.

Corporate social responsibility and volunteering policy advice.

Aftercare - we can support your employees’ needs: governor networks, advice, training - if we can’t help, we know who can.

Businesses can add significant value to schools by supporting school governance.

To find out how your organisation can work with us to help drive school improvement, please contact

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