Inspiring Governance connects skilled volunteers interested in serving as governors and trustees with schools in England. It also provides free, expert support for volunteers and governing bodies, as well as for employers wanting to run programmes for their staff serving as governors.
The service aims to:
- Increase the number of volunteers, especially those with business-related skills and with diverse backgrounds, serving as governors and trustees in schools;
- Support governors matched through the service with training and resources, helping them be effective members of governing boards.
Inspiring Governance is supported and funded by the Department for Education.
It is run by the charity Education and Employers and the National Governance Association (NGA) in partnership with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT). We also work closely with Academy Ambassadors and other key partners.