North East – Local Enterprise Partnership

Inspiring Governance is delighted to announce its partnership with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP).

The North East LEP is the first LEP in the country to sign the School Governor Champion Charter and pledge its support to champion the role of school governor and support staff members to become governors in local schools.

A public, private and education sector partnership, the North East LEP works with industry, education and partners to deliver the North East Strategic Economic Plan. One of its core aims is to improve skills in the region, helping to boost the economy and create more and better jobs. It already works collaboratively with business and education through its Skills programme to improve opportunities and outcomes for all children and young people.

Michelle Rainbow, Skills Director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Businesses have an increasingly important role to play in our education institutions. As an active partner, they can support students to learn more about the world and work and help them progress into fulfilling careers.

“By signing the School Governor Champion Charter, we are recognising the value and importance of school governance and how, as an organisation, we can help promote opportunities in our area and support staff and colleagues to become governors themselves.”

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