Are you interested in supporting and improving children’s education in Yorkshire? If so, why not consider becoming a governor?
School governors come from all sectors of society, ethnic backgrounds and ages and are the largest and most important volunteer force in education. You don’t need to be a parent or have any formal qualifications to become a governor, but you do need a willingness to listen and to contribute to a team, have time to commit to a local school and the desire to improve education in the community.
Being a governor is a very rewarding and a stimulating voluntary role. It is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the local community as well as learning new skills which can be re-invested in your professional career. Meetings are usually in the early evening, last a couple of hours and take place roughly twice a term. Free training is provided for governors.
SGOSS – Governors for Schools, a government-funded charity dedicated to recruiting skilled individuals to become school governors, are conducting a recruitment drive across West Yorkshire this September. Don’t live in West Yorkshire? SGOSS are a nationwide charity and work with schools across England; their team will work to put you in touch with a local school where your skills and experience are valued.
How do you apply?
You can find out more about the roles and responsibilities of a school governor by visiting the SGOSS – Governors for schools website.