Support for Governors

The role of governors in providing support and challenge to senior leaders is more important now than it ever has been. Schools are currently facing a great deal of uncertainty and their success in navigating through this period depends on strong and informed leadership. 
 
If you're a governor we share your dedication to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects and we're here to support you in your role.
 

Professional development courses

We also run more specialist courses for governors, such as 'Supporting health and safety in science and D&T',  using a range of delivery methods. 
 
 

Resources

We have thousands of free, quality assured resources to support the teaching and learning of STEM, including resources to support governance in schools.
 

Browse our full resource library 

 

STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers. If you are a STEM professional, governor and STEM Ambassador roles can complement each other well.
 
  • Become a STEM Ambassador
    If you are a STEM professional, you might consider becoming a STEM Ambassador to complement your role as a school governor. STEM Ambassadors play an essential role in inspiring the next generation with the world of STEM subjects and careers, and access to teachers and pupils within your school puts you in a great position to get involved in the programme

    Find out more here

  • Become a school governor
    We have put together a fact sheet for STEM Ambassadors who are thinking about, or have recently become, a school governor. Being a governor is a unique and rewarding role, being instrumental in supporting teachers to make a real difference to children. You can help shape the education of all pupils in the school now and for years to come.

    Read more

Support for schools in narrowing the attainment gap

We have put together a collection of resources, information and advice to support governors, school leaders and teachers in narrowing the attainment gap in STEM, and identifying some effective ways your school might use pupil premium funding.

  • Narrowing the STEM attainment gap

  • Nuffield Research Placements are a fantastic way to encourage your students to learn more about a career in STEM research and have been shown to increase access to university courses in STEM subjects. They give young people, who have received free school meals, lived in local authority care or are first in their family to attend university, the opportunity to gain skills and confidence in science and research.
     
  • Find out more about Nuffield Research Placements​