Inclusive Governance – Spotlight on Neurodiversity

This blog post was written in partnership with Neurodiversity Celebration Week. Are you passionate about supporting the education of children and young people with neurodivergence? Whether you have personal experience of – or a close connection to – neurodiversity, you can make an impact by…

Governors for Schools supports Trans Awareness Week (This article has been amended following the release of DfE draft guidelines on gender questioning children on December 19th 2023.)

At Governors for Schools, we believe in providing everybody with the opportunity to help their local communities thrive, especially those who are underrepresented within the governance landscape. According to data from the 2021 census, there are over 262,000 people identifying as transgender (trans) within the UK. We’re keen…

The differences between equality and equity 

One of the reasons many governors volunteer their time to local school boards is to help make the educational landscape a fairer and more inclusive place. However, for all pupils to thrive, governors must appreciate the diverse and complex ways in which some members of the school community face…

Five reasons why Generation Z make great school governors 

There are many benefits to having diverse governing boards comprising people of varying age groups. One of the youngest cohorts eligible to join governing boards is Generation Z (Gen Z) – those born after the mid- to late-1990s. However, only 1% of governors are aged…

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…

Governors for Schools launches ‘Inclusive Governance’ campaign

We know inclusivity is at the forefront of many minds within the education and governance landscapes. Despite this positive outlook, school boards often struggle to recruit a diverse range of volunteers. Including a wide range of voices in board meetings is a great way to nurture robust debate…