School governors play an important part in raising standards in schools through three key roles:
- setting strategic direction;
- ensuring accountability;
- monitoring and evaluating school performance.
Becoming a school governor is a unique development opportunity; you can learn and apply transferable skills, gaining experience in areas such as project management, recruitment, budget control, admin and marketing.
Being a school governor offers the chance to work alongside a wide range of people and to offer opinions and solutions to interesting challenges and topics. Also, volunteering in such a capacity provides a fantastic opportunity to gain a unique insight into the education system.
Governors do not need to be parents but do need an interest in education, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work as part of a team. The average time commitment is 6-8 hours per month.
Volunteering as a school governor is a chance to make a substantial and positive impact, working towards school improvement and a better community.
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