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Use our model application form to help you recruit governors and trustees, and save yourself time.

Adapt our template

Alternatively, you can use a free governor recruitment service like Governors for Schools to do the hard work for you. Its matching service will help you find suitable governors with the skills you need.

Need more help recruiting? 

Use our article on how to recruit school governors and trustees to help with the entire process, from creating a compelling advert to screening candidates. 

Next steps

  • Send out the application form along with a role description, to help applicants understand what you're looking for
  • Ask for references by using our template form 
  • Consider how much further you want to screen applicants. Some boards hold interviews: if you're planning the same we've got you covered with interview questions