The BBC is reporting that schools in England are going to be helped to find governors by a free online service backed by ministers.
The Inspiring Governance scheme will act as a bridge between people wanting to offer their services and schools trying to find governors.
A report last month found that many schools were struggling to fill gaps in their governing bodies.
The project is being run by the Education and Employers careers charity and the National Governors’ Association and has been funded for four years by the Department for Education.
It will allow schools to search for potential recruits, either by skills they can offer or where they live. It will also provide links to support and training for new governors.
Emma Knights, the NGA’s chief executive, said 300,000 people were already acting as school governors, but more were needed.
“School governance is very challenging but also extremely rewarding. It’s for people who want to use their skills to make a positive difference to the lives of children,” said Ms Knights.
Is there a shortage of governors at your school? Do you think this new website will help the situation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter. ~ Sophie
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