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School Governors at St George's

St George’s launched its school governor scheme in 2020 as part of a wider civic mission and desire to contribute to the improvement of education provision at all stages within the local community. We have committed to proactively supporting both Academic and Professional Services staff at the university to volunteer as governors in state schools and colleges.

The many benefits of being a school governor include:

  • Playing a part in improving children’s education
  • Making a difference to how well a school runs
  • Making an important contribution to your local community
  • Developing your professional skills and experience
  • Building relationships and networks in your local area

We have established an informal staff School Governors Network offering advice and support to existing governors as well as staff members interested in becoming governors. The network meets once a term and enables staff to share good practice and discuss current challenges alongside benefitting from workshops, training events and guest speakers. As well as running the network we have been working with Governors for Schools, a charity that links employees with schools looking for governors, in order to provide further information and to help staff find a school recruiting near them.

Marlene Copeland Co-Chair of the School Governor Network said “It has been a wonderful experience forming the School Governors Network over the last 18 months and we have had some fantastic speakers share their experiences with the group. Many interesting and supportive discussions have taken place during our termly network meetings that have enabled us all to go back to our own governing boards with even more confidence and enthusiasm.”

For more information about being a governor or if you would like to join the School Governors Network contact Marlene Copeland 

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