Governors work collaboratively with senior staff to drive school improvement. They oversee a school or college’s financial management and strategic direction, as well as analysing school performance.
The fundamental aim of a school or college governor is to ensure their institution provides the best possible education to their students – and the role is similar to that of a charity trustee.
No prior experience is needed, free training is provided and the initial time commitment is around four hours a month, increasing only if the volunteer wishes.
Ideal candidates are from professional backgrounds and have a desire and enthusiasm for effecting positive change in schools and colleges.
I think we have an obligation to the communities we live and work in to provide young people with opportunities.Jessica, School Governor in Manchester