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.


Ross Wilson

If you have a genuine desire to make a difference, then definitely apply. You have to be prepared to give up some of your time for free but if you want to do it, the reward of making a difference to the children in your local community far outweighs the requirement to provide your free time.



Claire Williams


“Personally it’s been good to volunteer within an area that is important to me.  I have learned a lot – not least about SEN funding!  I’ve also been able to network with a different variety of professionals, people outside of my usual range of contacts who I may never have come across otherwise."


Alwyn Martin

“A school governor is someone who cares about the education of children and is committed to improving the standard for all pupils irrespective of their ability or circumstances.”





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