SGOSS - Governors for Schools

Objectives

To recruit volunteers with transferable management skills to become governors in schools facing the greatest challenges, and where in partnership with staff they will enable children throughout the school to realise their aspirations and expectations.

Activities

Today’s schools are highly autonomous and expected to manage their budgets and internal policies. A large secondary school may have over 100 staff and a budget in excess of £7m. School Governance is a unique volunteering opportunity through which employers and employees can develop relevant business skills. School Governors work in partnership with Head Teachers and the Senior Management Team to help deliver the best possible education, and help children realise their expectations and aspirations. The pace of change in education is so unrelenting that it is almost impossible NOT to gain new experiences and skills in a new environment.

The latest proposed changes to education are predicted to make the school governor role more important than ever, with governors a hugely important part of the “Big Society”. Better educated and motivated children are more likely to find employment and less likely to behave in an anti-social fashion. Everyone benefits - the individuals, their families and their communities, yet at any one time there are 40,000 vacant governor places in schools in England, and those with above average numbers of vacancies are proportionately disadvantaged.

School Governors' One-Stop Shop exists to market the mutual benefits of school governance to employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors in order to persuade them to support their employees in volunteering to
become school governors.It works in partnership with relevant organisations including Local Authorities, governor organisations, professional organisations and schools to turn the commitment of governor volunteers into the reality of serving on governing bodies.

The School Governors' One-Stop Shop is a charity and its services are free to individual volunteers, employers, schools and Local Authorities.

Charity sectors

  • Education
  • Voluntary sector support

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - England
Charity registration number: 

Most recent opportunities

  • School Governor (Leeds)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    South Yorkshire, LS1

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Leeds are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Nottingham)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    Nottinghamshire, NG1

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Nottingham are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Leicester)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    Leicestershire, LE1

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Leicester are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Brent)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    London (North), Schools

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Brent are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Enfield)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    London (North), Schools

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Enfield are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Haringey)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    London (North), Schools

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Haringey are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Newham)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    London (East), Schools

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Newham are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Bexley)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    London (South), Schools

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Bexley are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Lewisham)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    London (South), Schools

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Lewisham are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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  • School Governor (Bromley)

    SGOSS - Governors for Schools

    London (South), Schools

    Trustee/Governor

    Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education? Schools across Bromley are looking for skilled volunteers to support education by becoming school governors. Read more

    Time commitment: Governors spend approx 6-8 hours per month on the role. Allowing for participation in a sub-committee of the governing body, include 2-4 meetings.

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