The role of a governor is voluntary and provides a challenging, interesting and rewarding opportunity to contribute to the well-being and prospects for children and young people.

School Governors

Governors are critical to the effective running of schools and there currently are vacancies for governor positions in schools near you.

You don’t need to have a child at the school or even have any knowledge of the education system. Anyone over 18 years of age can apply and can add enormous value to a governing board.

If you feel you would like to volunteer time and use your skills and expertise to help children’s education then please contact S4S to discuss opportunities locally.

For more information on what it means to be a governor visit here.

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Multi Academy Trust Roles

Governance arrangements within academy trusts are different to those within maintained schools.

Members – have ultimate control over the academy trust with the ability to appoint other

trustees and the right to amend the trust’s articles of association.

Trustees/Directors – are responsible for the same three core governance functions performed by the governing board in a maintained school: setting the direction, holding the headteacher to account and ensuring financial probity. As charity trustees, they must also ensure that they are complying with charity law requirements

Local Governors – Individuals who sit on local governing boards (LGBs) are referred to as ‘local governors’. This is because trustees can delegate governance functions to the local level.

If you have a keen interest in the education of children, can offer strategic direction and bring with you experience of working in other sectors then maybe volunteering as a Member or Trustee/Director is for you.

For information on opportunities to support local emerging Multi Academy Trusts then contact S4S at

For further details on Governance and Multi Academy Trusts visit here