Our partners

We work closely with a number of organisations which share similar aims, beliefs and aspirations. Find out how your organisation can partner with us.

The Education and Employers charity aims to ensure that every school and college has an effective partnership with employers to provide students with the inspiration, skills and opportunities they need to help them achieve their potential.

The charity runs Inspiring the Future which connects state-funded schools and colleges with employers and business leaders. School leaders can easily and at no cost invite volunteers to visit and speak to young people about their job, career and the educational route that they took. Following requests from primary schools, Inspiring the Future has now been extended to primary schools under the name Primary Futures.


Ambition Institute is a graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders, serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our programmes support educators at every stage – from new teachers through to leaders of groups of schools – to keep getting better.


Academy Ambassadors only recruits non-executive directors, chairs, and members for multi-academy trusts. For other roles, Inspiring Governance is the online matchmaking service which connects skilled volunteers interested in serving as governors and trustees with schools in England. It also provides free, expert support for volunteers and governing bodies, as well as for employers wanting to run programmes for their staff serving as governors. Inspiring Governance is supported and funded by the Department for Education.

The service aims to:

  • Increase the number of volunteers, especially those with business-related skills and with diverse backgrounds, serving as governors and trustees in schools
  • Support governors matched through the service with training and resources, helping them be effective members of governing boards

Register your vacancy or apply to become a governor here.

The National Governance Association (NGA) is an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools. Through its training programs and consultancy service, the NGA assists in the development of good governance and champions the importance of robust governance nationally.   


Governors for Schools are school governor recruitment experts who support and champion the establishment of diverse and effective governing bodies across schools in England. Volunteering as a governor can be a great way to contribute to your community and use your skills and experience to improve the lives of local children. Set up in 1999 by the Department for Education, originally as a sixth month pilot, Governors for Schools is still offering a free service to volunteers, schools and employers. Register to become a school governor via Governors for Schools here