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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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31 August 2021

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

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

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’?

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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3 February 2021

New ‘Value of Volunteering’ report shows positive impact volunteering in education has for individuals, employers, and schools.

3 February 2021

Over the past 12-months, the Coronavirus pandemic has placed enormous strain on almost every area of our national infrastructure, with some of the heaviest burden being placed on schools and academies as teachers and governing boards try to navigate choppy strategic waters in 2021. But what Covid-19 has also shown is the incredible spirit of […]

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17 November 2020

Bringing professional skill sets onto school governing boards

17 November 2020

The DfE’s recently published research into school and academy governance has highlighted that school/ academy governing boards are continuing to seek volunteers who bring professional skill sets to the governing table; to sit alongside their personal commitment to improving schools. The research shows that some of the most sought-after skill sets tend to be finance, […]

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29 September 2020

Inspiring Governance celebrates Inclusion Week 2020

29 September 2020

Inclusion week is about engaging and learning from a range of diverse perspectives within organisations. It’s an opportunity to highlight our own inclusion mission; to diversify school governing boards so they have the best skills and perspectives to make exceptional decisions for all children. Inspiring Governance is delighted to mark Inclusion Week 2020 with a […]

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1 September 2020

Inspiring Governance teams up with Health Education England to get NHS Ambassadors on the Board

1 September 2020

Inspiring Governance is delighted to announce our new joint-campaign: Let’s get NHS Ambassadors on the Board. Launched this week, the campaign aims to increase the number of people with clinical backgrounds and from diverse backgrounds on school governing boards. The campaign will also target allied health professionals (AHPs), healthcare scientists, midwives, psychologists ‒ who also […]

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