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Be a participant in National School Governors’ Awareness Day

Upload a short video of your experience of governance

National School Governors’ Awareness Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of school governance. Here is a selection of videos, with governors talking about their role in schools, that were recorded in 2022.

Send Your School Governor Experience Video

Your Opinions

If you are a school governor, we would love to hear from you. Please submit a short (max 90 seconds) video talking about what governance means to you.  A few ideas you might want to focus on are:

  • Why you became a school governor?
  • What impact does your governing body have?
  • What tips would you share with a prospective governor?

Win a year subscription to Better Governor

There will be ten prizes each of a year’s subscription to Better Governor, Strictly Education’s online support, advice and guidance website (worth £225). Each subscription gives all those involved in governance in your school, including your clerk, unlimited access to our webinars, podcasts, extensive back-library and much more.

Accepted videos will be published on this website and may also be shared on social media.

Video Tips

We have put together a few simple tips to help ensure you get the best results:

  • Use your smartphone
  • Always hold the phone in landscape (not portrait) mode
  • Hold your phone in two hands, or use a selfie-stick/tripod for steadiness
  • Make sure you are facing the light

When you’re ready to send, simply insert your details below and click on the ‘submit’ button. Please ensure that your video clip is in one of the following formats: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI

Terms and conditions apply.

Headteachers, send a Thank You to your Governors

Show your school's governors that you're grateful for the time and effort they give to your community by sending a FREE eCard for National School Governors' Awareness Day.

Choose from two styles of eCard. You can say "thank you" or let your governors know that they "make a difference". Just click the image below to get started!

You can type a personalised message to an individual governor, or add multiple email addresses to send the same message to a group of recipients. You can also preview the card before it is sent.

By ticking the box, you can receive a notification when a recipient opens your eCard. Both the sender and the recipient can share with everybody that they've received a message of goodwill with the share function that can post to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also download a copy of the eCard to keep.

You don't have to be a headteacher to send an eCard. If you are thankful to a school governor for the impact they've had on your school, let them know and send your best wishes.

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Upload your video clips

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
By submitting your video contribution to School Governors’ Awareness Day, you allow the School Governors’ Awareness Day website and supporters of School Governors’ Awareness Day to use the material in your video in any way they may reasonably choose via any channel chosen (e.g. social media), without costs or charges. Details of event supporters are found on the website

It is not guaranteed that your video submission or testimonial will be used as part of the promotion or as programme content for School Governors’ Awareness Day 2023.

Any copyright in your video will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material you contribute in any way including allowing others to use it. School Governors’ Awareness Day and its supporters hold the right to change or edit your video for operational and editorial reasons ahead of publication.

You confirm that your submission is your own original work, is not defamatory or unlawful and does not infringe anyone else’s rights (including privacy rights) and that it complies with these Terms & Conditions. You also confirm that your submission is made in your capacity as a school governor, and that such contribution does not unfairly promote or further any activities and has not been contributed for commercial gain. You also confirm that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your submission.

You allow School Governors’ Awareness Day and its supporters to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your video or testimonial.

We ask you to provide some personal information as part of the submission process. Disclosure of this information shall be subject to terms set out in the Privacy Policy found on the School Governors’ Awareness Day website. Strictly Education Ltd as administrator of School Governors’ Awareness Day will keep your personal information secure and will only use it for the purposes specified in the Privacy Policy. All personal information held by Strictly Education Ltd will be held in accordance with the terms of applicable data protection laws.

If you do not want to grant permission to use your video submissions in accordance with the Terms & Conditions, please do not share with or submit your videos or testimonials to us. All submissions are moderated for suitability and acceptability. You are entitled to revoke your permission at any time, by emailing