Inclusive Governance – Spotlight on Mental Health

Did you know that 66% of young people have experienced stigma and discrimination when reaching out for or receiving mental health support? Or that 35% of 11-13 year olds feel that friends, family, carers, teachers, or other authority figures are a source…

Questions for governors about LGBT+ inclusion in schools

Governors for Schools is delighted to announce our collaboration with charity ‘Just Like Us’, developed to enhance governors’ confidence and knowledge when discussing LGBT+ inclusion. School governance plays a crucial role in shaping policies and strategies that promote diversity and inclusion in schools, in turn creating positive learning environments…

In celebration of volunteers week: Guest blog from Global Schools Alliance (short read)

Governors for Schools work with many organisations to further our mission. Our friends at the Global Schools Alliance share our belief that governors are vital champions for change. This #VolunteersWeek, Global Schools Alliance alumni and school governor Nina Panaysis, looks at the importance of school governance, and the impact that…

How can governors support teaching staff through the cost of living crisis?

As the cost of living rises, many teachers are struggling to make ends meet. According to The NASUWT, the Teachers’ Union, the financial squeeze has forced many teachers to rely on credit cards, overdrafts, and sometimes even foodbanks. Such precarity can lead to increased stress levels, poor wellbeing, and…

A governor’s experience of forming a federation – Sejal Rabone

Many schools and governing boards are thinking outside the box when it comes to handling tight budgets. In this guest article, Chair of Governors and School Technician Sejal Rabone explains how her board joined forces with another maintained school as part of a federation, a move that has helped the…

The vital role of physical activity during the cost of living crisis

Physical activity offers many benefits for young people, from boosting mental well-being to promoting fitness, social interaction, teamwork, and leadership skills. However, the cost of living crisis has hit schools and families hard, prompting many to cut expenses such as extracurricular sports. So, how can school governors encourage the running…

How can governors support parents and carers through the cost of living crisis?

The rising cost of basic necessities is taking its toll on families across the country, with many parents and carers struggling to make ends meet. These pressures can affect young people’s education and well-being, while presenting serious welfare concerns for school leaders and staff. So, how can school governors help?…

Questions for governors about the cost of living crisis 

The cost of living crisis has had a significant impact on schools and staff. With costs rising, many families, teachers, and staff are struggling to make ends meet, while budget cuts have added further pressure to schools. As such, governors must ensure school leaders are supported throughout this difficult…

Feed pupils’ imaginations this National Storytelling Week

With National Storytelling Week upon us, there’s never been a better time for governors to turn their attention to the magic of literature. Taking place from Monday, 30th January to Sunday, 5th February, the week represents an opportunity for educators to promote the power of storytelling, improve literacy efforts, and…

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