The TES is reporting that there is to be a new online service implemented that allows governors to be paired up with schools.
An online match-making service to connect schools with governors has been launched by the National Governors’ Association.
The Inspiring Governance service will allow individuals to register their skills, giving governing boards the chance to find suitable volunteers.
A recently published survey by the NGA and TES found that 61 per cent of governing boards had difficulty attracting new recruits.
“The quality of governors and trustees has a significant influence on schools and the achievements of children and young people,” said Malcolm Trobe, interim general secretary of ASCL. “Every school, in every part of the country, deserves to have a high-quality governing board, ready to both support school leaders and hold them to account.”
The new Inspiring Governance service also provides free support for volunteers and governing boards as well as employers wanting to run volunteering programmes for staff who are interested in becoming governors.
Let us know your thoughts on the new service in the comments below or via Twitter. ~ Meena
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