SGOSS Schools Service


“SGOSS provide an invaluable resource in finding the right governors for your school. To have access to a free service that is professional, efficient and highly innovative in the way they find volunteers is a huge plus for schools."

Lord Nash,
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools

Here at SGOSS everything we do is focused on finding the best school governors to support schools across England...




“Without strong and effective governance, our schools simply won’t be as good as they can be.”

Sir Michael Wilshaw, HM Chief Inspector, Ofsted.

We believe there are two dimensions to the calibre of volunteers SGOSS recruits:


1. Interest, passion and commitment - SGOSS look for volunteers who have an interest in young people. The passion to help your school provide the best possible education, and an understanding of the commitment involved in becoming a school governor.



2. Transferable skills - SGOSS volunteers have skills that will be an asset to your governing body. Examples include experience working with data, understanding legal documentation, dealing with contractors, project management and strategic planning.



“I want to pay tribute to your organisation who’ve done more than anyone else in assisting us to not only fill a vacancy, but to do so according to our needs.”

Olwen Greenwood, Lakeside School




The Service

“Simple and easy to use"

Sara Payne, Chair of Governors



The Extras



View advice and download customisable materials to help fill parent and staff governor vacancies.



Need information about governor eligibility and appointment processes? We’ve got everything you need in one place.


“Thanks to SGOSS’ work we have two new community governors offering different and complementary skills and we have benefitted enormously from their contributions.”

John Milner, Burnage Media Arts college