School Governor voluntary role

We're looking for volunteers around the Wakefield area who are interested in helping support schools
Flexible hours Flexible

School governors help to shape school policies and aims, allowing teachers to focus on delivering high-quality educational experiences. Effective governance can positively impact a child’s experience of education. Over a third of schools in England have one or more vacancies on their governing boards, leaving them without the skills needed to make the right decisions. The governor role is strategic rather than operational. Governors don’t get involved with the day to day running of a school, instead supporting and challenging the school’s leadership team to drive school improvement. Governors usually attend around 6 meetings a year. Being a school governor is a commitment and a responsibility, but offers you the chance to see first-hand the impact you can make in improving education for children in your community.

Apply to become a governor by completing our online form via www.governorsforschools.org.uk

Upcoming information webinars: https://governorsforschools.org.uk/upcoming-recruitment-webinars/

Role responsibilities

  • Planning the strategic direction of the school
  • Overseeing financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher to account
Deadline: Tue 13th June, 2023


Young people

Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People volunteering together

Minimum age


Skills gained

Leadership, Teamwork


Criminal record check (DBS)

Governors for Schools

Governors for Schools are a national education charity. We find and place volunteers on school and academy governing boards across England and Wales
See all opportunities with this organisation