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Recruiting and retaining governors and trustees

an increasing challenge for governing boards

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Join Emma Knights OBE, NGA Chief Executive, as she explores:

  • The scale and nature of the recruitment challenge using data from the 2022 Annual Governance Survey
  • Why good governance requires diverse governing boards, and how to achieve this
  • Recruiting the right people round the table: promoting your vacancy, targeting under-represented groups and interviewing candidates
  • Inducting governors and trustees: NGA’s step-by-step guide  
  • Involving and engaging volunteers

Emma is also joined by Steve Edmonds, NGA Director of Advice and Guidance, to introduce NGA’s updated guidance on succession planning for chairs and vice chairs.

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Emma Knights OBE
Emma Knights OBE

Co-Chief Executive

As NGA’s Co-Chief Executive, Emma promotes the interests of the school governance community nationally with legislators, policy makers, education sector organisations and the media. Emma is an accomplished writer and speaker on a range of school governance policy and practice topics.

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