NGA and Inspiring Governance are conducting research to better understand why some groups are underrepresented on school governing boards.

We are looking to speak with individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and/or those aged under 40 about school governance in a series of focus groups in between late January and February. We are looking to speak with current governors and trustees from these backgrounds to better understand their experiences within their role. We are also looking to speak to individuals from these backgrounds who currently do not volunteer to gain insight into their understanding of governing boards and perceptions of the role.

Evidence has shown that those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups as well as those under 40 are underrepresented on school governing boards .

With the findings of the research, we are looking to further our Everyone on Board campaigning efforts to promote more diversity on boards with practical solutions and insights into how more Black, Asian or minority ethnic individuals and young people can be recruited and retained on governing boards.

  • If you are a current governor/trustee of a state school in England, are from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background and/or are 39 years and under and are interested in taking part, please fill in this online form.
  • If you are from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background and/or are 39 years and under and do not have experience as a governor/trustee and are interested in taking part, please fill in this online form.

Support to run this project is being provided by GovernorHub and The Key. It has been designed in consultation with governors, trustees, governance professionals and education professionals from NGA’s Diversity and Equalities Advisory Group and the BAMEed network/NGA governance steering group. 

If you have any questions about the research, please do get in contact with the team by emailing [email protected].

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