Volunteer Resources (New Draft)

Volunteering as a governor brings huge benefits to individuals, schools and your local community. Here are some helpful resources to help you get started.

1. Using the Inspiring Governance service:

How to Search for Vacancies – PDF

Volunteer How to Express Interest – PDF

Volunteer How To Accept an Invitation – PDF

Volunteers How to Respond to Chat Messages – PDF

2. Becoming A School Governor or Trustee: 

Preparing for a School Governor Interview – PDF

Preparing for your first meeting – PDF

Preparing for your Virtual School Governor interview – PDF

What to Write in Your Personal Statement – PDF

3. Other Helpful Resources:

 Inspiring Governance – Volunteer Leaflet (PDF)


Inspiring Governance – Guidance for Volunteers (PDF)


     What is included in the Inspiring Governance Support Service? (PDF)



What do governors do? (Role descriptions from the NGA)




Model governor role description  (PDF)




‘In our experience’ governor interview (PDF)




Types of governor roles explained (PDF)



The National Governance Association is the representative body for governors and trustees from state-funded schools in England. If you become a governor through Inspiring Governance you’ll have access to free training and support through NGA. Find out more.