My school governance journey – Honey Fafowora

  Honey Fafowora is a Lead Policy Analyst at the Bank of England. She was appointed as a school governor through our service in January 2020, and sat on the board of Robert Barclay Academy until January 2024. We spoke to her about her school governance journey,…

Our five-year Impact Report – A conversation with… Debbie Scott

Debbie Scott is Clerk to the Board of Directors at The Canterbury Academy Trust. She has been using Governors for Schools for many years to support the recruitment of school governors and trustees within the Trust and its schools. As a specialist governance recruitment organisation, we have developed excellent…

Our five-year Impact Report – A conversation with… Keith Deane

Keith Deane is Chair of Governors at Sir William Ramsay School, a secondary school based in High Wycombe. He joined the school via Governors for Schools in April 2020 in the early days of the Covid pandemic, and became Chair of Governors a little under a year later. Since…

Our five-year Impact Report – A conversation with… Kim Pizuti

Ashton West End Primary Academy is a single academy trust that started using Governors for Schools in 2019, and since then we have worked together to appoint four trustees and six members within the trust governance structure. Many of these volunteers have come from our outreach and partnership-building work,…

Governor Story – Katie Garman

Katie Garman was appointed as a governor through Governors for Schools in 2014 in, Southwark. Over time her school became the Bridges Federation, a group of three primary schools based in central London and she became Chair of the federation before stepping down in June 2022. We caught up with…

Governor Story – Nicolas Dowler

Nicolas Dowler retired from full time employment in late 2018 after a career in leveraged finance and became a school governor at Cirencester Primary School in Gloucestershire in 2019. He is now Chair of Governors and was recently elected into a second term of office at the school. What drew…

Governor Story – Naeem Younis

Naeem Younis applied to become a school governor via Governors for Schools in late 2018 and was successfully appointed to John Perryn Primary School in Ealing in February 2019. He became Chair of Governors at the school in early 2022. The school has a high proportion of students for whom…

My Governor Story – Alex Langford-Pollard

With School Governors’ Awareness Day approaching, we’re celebrating the story of young governor Alex Langford-Pollard, who volunteers at Kings’ Academy Prospect in Reading and is a Manager within the Large and Complex group at Deloitte. Alex chatted to us about what inspired him to become a school governor, why…

My Governor Story – Sarah Amissah

Sarah Amissah is a Vice Chair of Governors at Laycock Primary School in North London and works as a Computing Curriculum Coordinator within Islington.

My Governor Story – Will Bellamy

We’re delighted to bring you our first governor story of 2023. We are always keen to showcase the dedicated work of our volunteers, and this month, we shine a spotlight on Vice-Chair Will. Will Bellamy is a governor at a primary school in the South West of England and currently…

Long read: Governor Stories: Wellbeing One Year On – Vinny Wagjiani (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, we heard from Vinny Wagjiani, Chair of Governors at Leechpool Primary School about his board’s efforts to improve staff wellbeing. In the latest instalment of our wellbeing governor stories, Vinny explains the board’s approach to supporting student wellbeing and promoting success. Leechpool Primary School is…

Long read: Governor Stories: Penny Catchpole, Chair of Governors, The Westgate School

As part of our ‘Boards Against Bullying’ campaign, we caught up with Penny Catchpole, Chair of Governors at The Westgate School, an all-through school in Winchester, Hampshire. Read on to discover how Penny’s board has tackled bullying incidents and continues to nurture an inclusive, safe school environment. About me…

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