30 May 2022

Volunteers’ Week 2022: a huge thank you to all school governors

30 May 2022

1st June marks the beginning of Volunteers’ Week, a time to celebrate the invaluable contribution that volunteers make to our communities – and we would like to say an extra special thank you to those that volunteer as a school governor. Volunteer school governors bring their expertise, time and passion to the board table to […]

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21 February 2022

Civil service top brass launch schools volunteering call

21 February 2022

“As a civil servant you have sought-after skills which are essential to supporting and challenging the school leadership to improve outcomes.” This was one of the messages in a Civil Service World article that reviewed an internal blog to civil servants from Department for Education permanent secretary Susan Acland-Hood and chief people officer Rupert McNeil, […]

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14 January 2022

Sign Up to Step Up: a rewarding third governor role at my son’s school

14 January 2022

Google Trends data shows that searches for volunteering reached a peak in the second week of January 2021. 250,000 fantastic school governors/academy trustees have already signed up to step up and help schools to set their vision, support and challenge headteachers to achieve the best educational outcomes for children, and ensure money in schools is […]

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13 January 2022

Sign Up to Step Up: how a fire led to my second school governor role

13 January 2022

250,000 fantastic school governors/academy trustees have already signed up to step up and help schools to set their vision, support and challenge headteachers to achieve the best educational outcomes for children, and ensure money in schools is well spent. Could volunteering as a governor be the role that you’re looking for this year? Dominic Judge, […]

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12 January 2022

Sign Up to Step Up: why I govern in schools and why you should too

12 January 2022

The second week in January is traditionally the peak week for people searching for a volunteering opportunity! Perhaps the ‘new year, new me’ effect (combined with a sobering first week of work) leads more people to seek greater meaning in their life by giving something back to their local communities. It’s been incredible to see […]

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15 December 2021

You sleighed it! A festive thank you to school governors

15 December 2021

As festive tunes fill the airwaves as the end of term rapidly approaches, chances are you will hear the opening line to John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas’ several hundred times: “So this is Christmas…and what have you done?” As a school governor, many answers to this question could spring to mind, whether challenging schools around improving […]

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24 September 2021

Recruiter reflections – Everyone on Board: what we are learning about why and how to recruit diverse boards

24 September 2021

Dominic Judge is the Director of Governance Programmes at Education and Employers. He is currently a parent governor, having governed continuously for the last 15 years across both maintained schools and academy trusts in Nottingham.   Dominic has worked as a Diversity Training Manager for the police and led the National College for School Leadership’s […]

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1 September 2021

Inspiring Governance makes 5,000 matches!

1 September 2021

Ding Ding, in the best traditions of the Blue Peter Totaliser we’re delighted to have reached 5,000+ matches in the last five years of providing the DfE funded Inspiring Governance recruitment service. Delighted …but not complacent, and we have a continuing passion to achieve 5,000 more governor appointments, quicker and better than before. We are […]

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