New guide encourages governing boards to get the right people around the table

National Governance Association (NGA) has updated and relaunched its well-received guide the right people around the table. With practical guidance and suggestions, the new guide is a must-read for governing boards looking to recruit and retain skilled governors or trustees.

There are an estimated 250,000 people volunteering as school governors and trustees in state-funded schools in England – the country’s largest volunteer force. Despite this, in the annual school governance survey 2017, almost a third of respondents reported that their governing board has two or more vacancies whilst 56% respondents said they found it difficult to recruit.

The guide aims to support governing boards through the recruitment cycle from evaluating the current board and attracting volunteers to making the appointment and induction training. It signposts to helpful tools and resources, and highlights how Inspiring Governance can support the recruitment process including the ability to search for volunteers based on their skills and the free training and support provided to new appointees by NGA.

Read the right people around the table here.