12 January 2022

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

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

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

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!

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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31 August 2021

Recruiter Reflections: is there now a serious future for remote school governance?

Recruiter Reflections: is there now a serious future for remote school governance?

31 August 2021

Richard Ellam is the Head of School and Trust Support at Inspiring Governance. Previously a trustee at two academy trusts, he is now Chair of Governors at Rockwood Academy in Birmingham. Richard has worked with hundreds of schools and trusts across England and is currently involved in a pilot programme to evaluate the possibilities of […]

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5 July 2021

Grace: video diary of a young school governor

Grace: video diary of a young school governor

5 July 2021

“Can young people be school governors? How do I know that I have the skills and experience schools are looking for?” We hear this a lot from young people. Our very own Grace is here to tell you how she heard about the role and how she then decided that she had the skills and […]

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7 June 2021

Volunteers’ Week 2021: a time to say thank you

Volunteers’ Week 2021: a time to say thank you

7 June 2021

The theme of Volunteers’ Week 2021 has been a time to say thank you. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life have taken the time to volunteer and make a huge difference to their communities – just as they do every year. In recognition of the contribution that volunteers make, we […]

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22 April 2021

Is now the time to become an ‘Educator on Board’?

Is now the time to become an ‘Educator on Board’?

22 April 2021

….and a huge thank you to those at all levels in the education system who have so skilfully been working as part of governing boards steering schools and colleges through the pandemic. 2020-21 has been an extraordinary year for those working across education. The response to the Covid pandemic at all levels of the system […]

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