School governors: Call to recruit more widely

A campaign to improve the quality and number of school governors has been launched by a group of school leaders, employers and governors’ organisations. The Inspiring Governors Alliance – which includes charity the Education and Employers Taskforce – wants to encourage more “high-calibre people” to volunteer.

Education Secretary, Michael Gove, said the

“the school system is in their hands.”

A new report finds that many schools in England – often in deprived areas – struggle to recruit governors, while bodies did not always represent the ‘wider community’.

Introducing the report, Nick Chambers, director of the Education and Employers Taskforce, said it acknowledged

“the work of hundreds of thousands of individuals who volunteer their time, free of charge, to provide leadership and accountability within our schools”.

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Read the BBC News story.

See the photos from our Inspiring Governors launch.