North Lincolnshire on Board

Do you live or work in or around North Lincolnshire?

Are you passionate about giving back to your community? Would you like to be involved in helping pupils be safe, engaged and ready for each stage of their educational journey? Would you like to boost your skills, whilst shaping the lives of future generations?

Schools and academies across North Lincolnshire are recruiting community-minded people of all ages and backgrounds to make a difference by improving outcomes for our children and young people. primary school children painting in art class

As a governor you will play a crucial role, using your life experience to improve the school or academy through strategic decision making, to ensure local children get the best education possible.

Why Volunteer as a School Governor?

Becoming a governor is a hugely rewarding, if challenging, role that enables you to help shape the vision and strategic direction of a school or academy and oversee the school’s educational and financial performance.

As a school governor you will be joining the largest volunteer workforce in the country; one that is highly supported in North Lincolnshire, through our Governor Service Team, training and networking.

Our Children and Families Cabinet Member for children and young people, Cllr Julie Reed, said:

“Governors are the unsung heroes behind North Lincolnshire’s schools – 9 out of 10 of which are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

As a critical friend they play a crucial role, ensuring the school is running effectively and helping our young people to realise their potential.

If you are over the age of 18 and can spare as little as five hours a month you could make a real difference – developing your skills in the process.”

What could you give?

  • Time – 5-8 hours per month, to attend termly meetings, committee meetings with background reading and be in touch with leads for monitoring links
  • Experience – although no particular governing body experience is required, all governors have life experience, you will have attended an education setting and may have worked in finance, HR, premises management all of which will be invaluable to a governing body
  • Support – personal skills and relationship building
  • Challenge – be able to question information being given

What would you gain?

  •  Training – both online face to face sessions and courses you can do in your own time
  • Developing your personal and/or professional skills including leadership skills
  • Building relationships
  • The chance to network with other governors for support
  • Supporting children and young people in your community

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