Aaron: video diary of a young governor

“What kinds of things can I get involved in if I volunteer as a school governor?”

From acquiring new skills, using your own expertise and experience and the feeling of giving back to your local community, there are so many benefits to volunteering as a school governor.

Aaron Matthew is a civil engineer and has been a school governor for two years. During his time as a governor, Aaron was chosen as the Equalities Governor, helping to make the curriculum more inclusive, and used his engineering expertise to help advise during the build of a new school.

Young people from diverse backgrounds bring so much to governing boards, not least a fresh perspective and a voice that may not otherwise be reflected. You can be a role model for children and young people – seeing people like them in roles across the school, including on governing boards, will give them confidence in what they can achieve and raise their aspirations.

Want to join Aaron and find out more about the role? We’d love to have you on board!

Read more about the role of school governor here