Governor/trustee 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 use our template to write your own.

Last reviewed on 9 May 2024
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  1. There's no requirement to publish governor/trustee biographies
  2. Download our governor/trustee biography template
  3. See examples from schools and trusts
  4. Share your biography with your board using GovernorHub

There's no requirement to publish governor/trustee biographies

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

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

Download our governor/trustee biography template

Fill in our template or, if you’re the chair or governance professional and responsible for compiling biographies, send it to each person on your board to complete. 

It has space for governors/trustees to write about their:

  • Work
  • Governance experience
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Links to the school or local community
  • Reasons for becoming a governor/trustee
Download: governor/trustee biography template DOCX, 514.0 KB

If you're the chair, governance professional, or someone else who's responsible for biographies, you can take your governors' or trustees' information and compile it into a short paragraph to publish on your website.

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