Inspiring Governance is a new free service that enables you to find appropriately skilled volunteers interested in becoming a school governor or trustee in your area. It is built upon the highly successful Inspiring the Future online volunteer/school & college matchmaking service, which has over 10,000 teachers and over 30,000 volunteers registered across the country.
Volunteers come from a wide range of professions and sectors, with skills and expertise in areas such as Finance, Human Resources, Law, and Marketing. Recruiting boards can search easily and quickly for the skills and experience they need.
Once placed, your new governors/trustees will have access to a dedicated helpline, provided by the National Governors’ Association,designed to support them through their first year in the role. This help covers:
Understanding the role and responsibilities of governing
Understanding the core functions of the governing board
Becoming effective as quickly as possible
Staying motivated and committed to school governance