Are you under 40 & want to be a school governor? This is for you!

National Governance Association through it’s Young Governors Network is keen to get under 40s into schools as governors.


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The Young Governors Network (YGN) aims to support and encourage those aged under 40 to govern in schools by facilitating them to share their experiences, addressing the challenges faced by young people governing schools and creating sustainable connections amongst current and prospective governors.

Following a survey undertaken with members of the YGN earlier this year to explore what they want to gain from the network, we have now planned five events for the beginning of the new school term.

Providing an informal opportunity to meet and share experiences with other young governors, we hope these events will equip you with valuable insight and ideas to use in your governor role and usefully contribute to your own professional development, as well as helping you to forge relationships with other young governors in your area. The meeting will provide plenty of time to network and the YGN team will be giving brief pitches and facilitated discussions on ‘courageous conversations’ and ‘creating change: diverse governing boards’.

YGN is member-led: created and run by young governors with support from the National Governance Association and Inspiring Governance. To join these free events, please book using the links below:

  • London (central – to be confirmed) – Wednesday 5 September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm – book here
  • Birmingham (city centre – B3) – Wednesday 12 September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm – book here
  • Sheffield (Sheffield Hallam University) – Wednesday 19 September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm – book here
  • Manchester (city centre) – Wednesday 26 September, 5.30pm – 7.30pm – book here
  • Bristol (city centre) – Wednesday 3 October, 5.30pm – 7.30pm – book here

These events are free and all governors/ trustees aged under 40 are welcome – attendees do not need to be a member of the NGA or YGN, so please do share this information with your governing board and networks. In addition, if you have a friend or colleague that you think would make a great governor, or who is interested in finding more, please do invite them and ask them to register through the link.

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