Wellbeing has been a big issue in schools for a long time, and rightly so. But the events of 2020 have put mental health and wellbeing at the forefront in schools, with lockdown, grief, uncertainty, and changes to our way of life all taking a toll on…
Effective Governors, Excellent Schools.
Governors for Schools finds, places, and supports skilled volunteers as governors and trustees on school and academy boards.
We support schools across England and Wales to run effectively by finding high calibre governors to bring their skills and expertise to the table – and improve education for children.
School governors play a vital role in education.
The governing board plans the strategic direction of a school, makes sure public money is well spent, and holds school leadership to account.
A strong governing board ensures robust debate, which in turn leads to better educational outcomes for children.
Whatever your professional background, your skills could transform a school.
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How will the return to school affect children and young people’s mental health – and how can governors support this?
Governors have a strategic role, so they’re crucial in helping a school focus on mental health and wellbeing when it really matters. While governors can’t offer hands-on support, the governing board can make sure there are structures in place so that children’s and staff’s mental…
Link governors for wellbeing – or wellbeing governors – are the dedicated point of contact on a school governing board about mental health and wellbeing provision. While it’s not a statutory role, many schools recognise the importance of having link governors for wellbeing,…