“It is absolutely clear to me that the most important decision-making group in any school is the governing body. We need to ensure that governing bodies have the best possible people, representing a range of different groups and with the right mix of skills.”
Lord Hill, Under-Secretary of State for Schools
Become a School Governor with SGOSS
The RSA is working to alongside the School Governors’ One-Stop Shop (SGOSS) to try and fill some of the many school governor vacancies that currently exist, particularly in Northants, Norfolk, Essex, and Kent, and in the most challenged areas within them. SGOSS is a small charity that recruits and helps place governor volunteers working in partnership with employers, local authorities and schools. It has already helped place almost 14,000 volunteers and its services are free to all. SGOSS has details of the areas facing the greatest challenges.
Why do it?
What do you need?
Volunteers do need to be 18 or over; however they do not need to have children or have detailed educational knowledge. Schools want governors with varied experience from all walks of life.
What’s the commitment?
6-8 hours per month in term time only.
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