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What is National School Governors’ Day?

National School Governors Awareness Day has been created by Strictly Education to raise awareness of governance in our schools and celebrate the contribution that governors and trustees make to improving the experiences of children and young people.

Being a school governor is a voluntary role and it is estimated that in England alone, there are almost 300,000 governors and trustees, all giving their time freely to support their schools and academies.

This year's National School Governors' Awareness Day will take place on 28th February and will feature an exciting and informative programme of events throughout the day which aim to celebrate, develop and inspire those in governance across the country. What’s even better is there is no charge at all to get involved; it is free to all.

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What Governance Means to Me in 2023

If you are a school governor, we would like to hear about your experiences and would ask you to submit a short (max 90 seconds) video discussing school governance. There will be ten prizes, each of a year’s subscription to Better Governor, Strictly Education’s online Support, Advice and Guidance website (worth £235).

Find out more and upload your video on the How to Participate page.

If you are interested in becoming a governor or simply finding out a little more about what is expected of school governors, then look at some of our video clips below from 2022 to see what others say about their role.

Joanne McCartney

Deputy Mayor of London

Get Involved

There are many ways to engage in National School Governors' Awareness Day. If you are a governor or someone thinking about volunteering to become a school governor or a trustee in an academy, then check out the programme for the day and sign up to any, or all, of our free webinars, follow us on Twitter and look out for interesting and informative posts on The Knowledge Hub.

National School Governors' Awareness Day Supporter Governors for Schools is a charity role.

If you are a headteacher, in addition to signing up to our webinars, why not send your school governors a free e-card to say "Thank You".

Share The Message

You are invited to share the message of National School Governors' Awareness Day on your own social media channels.

You can follow us on Twitter @SchoolGovDay and don't forget to tag your tweets with the hashtag #SchoolGovDay

We will keep you updated with the latest news on National School Governors' Awareness Day.