Multi-Academy Trust Governance Survey

Last 5 years

Governors placed

Volunteers recruited

Schools served

What schools think

85 percent of Chair of Governors

70 percent of Chair of Governors

Governors for Schools helped us to find two excellent candidates with the skill sets we were seeking for our governing body. The staff at Governors for Schools were helpful and efficient. They really cared about finding the right people for our school. I can thoroughly recommend their services.

Gillian Barker – Chair of Governors and National Leader of Governance, Walthamstow School for Girls

What volunteers think

76 percent of governor volunteers

63 percent of governor volunteers

My role as an accountant for the Department for Education has made me keen to get closer to the front line of education and use my finance skills to support a school in its financial management. I am still in my early days as a governor, but have learned a lot about the structure and running of a school and look forward to continuing to learn and grow through formal training and informal, “on the job” experience.

Jennifer Boynton – Accountant governor at St Agnes Catholic Primary School

Skills Governors for Schools volunteers brought to their governing board in 2016 - 2017




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Awards and achievements

2017: Launched a dynamic e-Learning platform for governor induction and training

2015: Highest number of volunteers recruited and placed in FY 15/16

2014: Achieved 18000 governors placements

2012: Harlequins RFC recognises and celebrate 10 years of partnership

2011: Secured 12,000th governor placement

2009: Winner, ‘Small Business’ Category London Excellence Awards

2008: Finalist, ‘Accountability and Transparency’ Category Third Sector Awards

2007: Finalist, ‘Results Focus’ Category, London Excellence Awards

2006: Awarded ‘Community Partner’ status, Harlequins RFC

2005: Voted ‘Partnership Organisation of the Year’ by Northamptonshire County Council

2004: Winner ‘Best Practice’ Category, National Charity Awards

2004: Winner ‘Greater London Region Training Award’

2003: Voted ‘ Most efficient governor recruiting organisation’ by Local Authorities

2003: Winner, London Chamber of Commerce ‘Commitment to the Community’ Award