School governance recruitment and support service 

You can sign up with either of the following free recruitment services. These services work with schools and trusts to help them find volunteers.

Getting the right people around the table

Ensuring your board has a good blend of knowledge, skills, and experiences, along with a balanced and diverse set of views and backgrounds, is essential to driving school improvement.

Download the popular NGA guide: The right people around the table

Everyone on Board: increasing governing board diversity

The Everyone on Board campaign aims to increase the participation of people from ethnic minorities and young people in school governance.

Skills audit

Governing boards should conduct a skills audit to identify any specific gaps that need to be filled by new board members. Regular skills audits also enable the governing board to identify ongoing training needs and develop a responsive training plan.

A Competency Framework for Governance

The  Competency Framework for Governance published by the Department for Education outlines the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for effective governance in maintained schools, academies and multi academy trusts.

Visit the Department for Education website to download a copy of DfE A Competency Framework for Governance (PDF)

Learn more

Take a look at the induction resources  we suggest to help your new volunteers understand their new role.

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