Governors can get a great deal from the work and time they put in, including meeting new people and gaining new skills.
Their role gives them a chance to:
Schools are part of the community they serve and can provide a focal point for improving life chances for adults too.
Everyone has something to offer their local school. Governors find that they gain a lot too, from meeting new people to gaining new skills. Most importantly the knowledge that you are helping to improve educational standards for children and young people in your area.
Many employers encourage staff to become school governors. They acknowledge that the skills gained from being a governor are developmental and transferable to the workplace.
Updated: 2 June 2014