Guide to support recruitment of school governors and trustees launched
February 23, 2018
Getting the right people around the table is one of the eight elements of effective governance. To support governing boards in recruiting and retaining skilled governors or trustees, the National Governance Association (NGA) has updated and relaunched its well-received guide the right people around the table.
Five short chapters cover:
evaluating: skills, composition and current practice
recruiting: attracting good candidates
appointing: interviewing and references
inducting: training and support
succession planning: moving on and ensuring leadership
This guide contains practical guidance and suggestions of good practice for the recruitment of governors and trustees. It signposts to further tools and resources provided by NGA and highlights how Inspiring Governance can support the recruitment process, including the ability to search for volunteers based on their skills and the free training and support provided to new appointees by NGA.
The right people around the table emphasises that governing boards should carry out a skills audit to identify its strengths and any gaps to fill, states the importance of providing high-quality induction training for new recruits, and highlights the need for governing boards to undertake succession planning. Ahead of the launch of Everyone on Board, a joint campaign from NGA and Inspiring Governance which seeks to increase diversity on governing boards, the guide also asks governing boards to consider whether they reflect the diversity of their local community.
Are you based in Greater London and have vacancies on your governing board? Inspiring Governance has over 2,500 volunteers interested in becoming governors/ trustees – sign in or register today to connect with these volunteers: www.inspiringgovernance.org/