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Volunteering as a school governor

Personal development and a chance to shape the future of schools

School governors play a vital role in setting the school's aims and values, promoting high standards of education and achievement and planning the school's long term future. Becoming a school governor provides you with a unique opportunity to develop skills in budgeting, HR, marketing, PR, change management, strategic planning as well as the softer skills needed for effective team working such as influencing, coaching and communication skills.

You don't have to be a parent to be a school governor or know about the education system. The most important quality is a desire to help the school provide the best possible standard of education and give children the best start in life.