Please find a link to a letter which will update you about important developments at SGOSS concerning the provision of school governor search services and our future.
From 31 August the Department for Education (“DFE”) funding for SGOSS will be come to an end. It will be re-directed to an expanded Education and Employers Taskforce (“Taskforce”) which will pick up responsibility for providing the school system with the governor search services that have been delivered by SGOSS. Our charity will therefore be unable to provide these services after 31 August 2016.
The letter will provide you with the background to this change and explain what this means to you. SGOSS will complete all current active search assignments for schools by 31 August and work with the Taskforce to deliver a smooth transfer of our search activities. If you are currently registered with SGOSS and you wish to continue with this new service please grant your consent for SGOSS to transfer the personal details they have from you to the Taskforce so they may complete a smooth handover of activities and serve you well. These details will be used for the purposes of matching volunteers with governor vacancies in schools and may be shared with schools and local authorities. In short, the same purpose and protocols as is the case in your dealings with SGOSS.