Resources for volunteers

Volunteering as a governor brings huge benefits to individuals, schools and your local community. Here are some

helpful resources to help you get started.

 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)




Glossary of terms from the NGA




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.