Governor biographies: template and examples

Biographies are a useful way to introduce governors and trustees to the local community. See examples from other schools and trusts, and then use our template to write your own.

Last reviewed on 29 November 2022
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  1. There's no requirement to publish governor biographies
  2. Governor biography template
  3. Examples from schools and trusts

There's no requirement to publish governor biographies

But, they're a useful way to connect your school community with the board. Putting names to faces and knowing who exactly the governors are can provide a strengthened sense of community for all stakeholders

For more guidance on what you must publish about governors, see our article on publishing information about the governing board

Governor biography template

Fill in our template or, if you’re the chair or clerk and responsible for compiling biographies, send it to each person on your board to complete. Follow the instructions on the template for how to fill in the information, including sending a photo. 

It has space for governors to write about their:

  • Work
  • Governance experience
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Links to the school or local community
  • Reasons for becoming a governor 

If you're a chair, clerk, or someone else who's responsible for biographies, you can take your governors' information and