The rewards for your time are huge!
Make a difference
The role provides critical challenge and support to the leadership team with the ultimate aim of driving up standards. This is a fantastic opportunity to 'give something back'; have a measurable impact on education and positively influence children’s lives.
Develop your skills
This is an opportunity to develop a range of both new and existing skills. You could be using your professional expertise in a specific capacity, or working on softer skills such as team working, leadership or negotiation. Free training is available through the Trust's Central Team and through contracted services so you won't miss out.
Improve your knowledge of the education sector
As a governor you will gain a fascinating insight into how schools work and how the education sector is changing and continues to change.
There’s no denying that being a school governor is a challenge, but that’s a good thing. The role should be a challenge (because it’s vitally important) and it can sometimes put you outside your comfort zone when you have to get to grips with new policies, procedures and problems.
Getting to know your community
Schools are always tied deeply within the fabric of their community and it is part of the role of being a governor to ensure the school is accountable to the area it serves.
Being a governor and trustee is both fun and interesting. The fact that the role is so enjoyable is probably one of the main reasons why there are so many people giving up their time across the country to take up roles such as these.