South Yorkshire Futures

Have you ever thought about becoming a school governor, but didn’t know how?  Do you want to find out more about what the role entails?

We have partnered with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) to help inspire more local businesses and employees across South Yorkshire to actively encourage and support their staff to take up school governor roles.

The campaign started as a result of SHU’s ambition to be at the heart of the South Yorkshire community and the South Yorkshire Futures regional social mobility programme to raise aspirations and attainment in the region.  As a team, we hope to reach out to businesses of all shapes and sizes, and to individuals at all stages of their career.

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Becoming a governor is a rewarding experience that offers you a chance to give back to your community and support raising educational attainment in the South Yorkshire region, whilst at the same time enhancing your professional and personal development.

Anyone can become a governor. School governing boards need people from different backgrounds with a wide range of professional skills to drive school improvement across South Yorkshire.

To hear about what its like to serve as a School Governor or Trustee – take a look at this helpful video: 

Getting involved has never been this easy! Sign up here with Inspiring Governance to have your skills matched with a school that needs your help.

Don’t forget to check your organisation’s HR volunteering policy to see if you’re eligible for paid leave to carry out your core governor duties.

Employers interested in encouraging and supporting staff to become school governors, please contact Inspiring Governance and we’ll make it easy for you.

Questions? Please contact us at or phone 020 7566 4880.