School Governor Scheme

Are you – or would you be interested in being – a governor at a local school?

School governors play a crucial role in the management and raising the standards in schools and colleges, and many Man Met staff will already be dedicating their time to support a school in this way. As part of the University’s commitment to widening participating we are now looking to establish a school governor scheme, which will provide networking opportunities and support to staff who volunteer as governors, and will also support any staff who are interested in becoming a governor or finding more out about the role.

We will be working in partnership with two national charities:

SGOSS – Governors for Schools ( an independent charity dedicated to recruiting volunteers to serve on school governing bodies across England

Inspiring Governance ( a national online service which connects skilled volunteers interested in serving as governors and trustees with schools and colleges who will provide advice and support on the role of governors and help interested staff find a suitable position.

Schools are increasingly looking for committed individuals who can bring a variety of skills and knowledge to this crucial role, and through this programme we also hope to provide a support network for staff performing this valuable service to their community.

We also want to understand how many staff are currently working as governors – and what support we can offer. If you are currently a governor please complete the shot survey at:

If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme and becoming a school governor – why not come along to the session being run during ENGAGE week on Thursday 6th July from 13.00 – 15.00 (Book via myHR: Search for the code GOVERNOR). Alternatively if you cannot make this event but would like to find out more please email Ivan Hay to be contacted about future events.