Governors for Schools launches Wellbeing Governors 

It’s hard to imagine a time when mental health and wellbeing has been more important in schools.   This September, we’re launching a year-long campaign to showcase the importance of having link governors for wellbeing on every school board. Now more than ever, schools need a dedicated…

How will increased remote working affect the future of school governance?

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in April, 46.6% of adults in employment in the UK were doing some work from home. This figure is expected to rise in the coming years as more workplaces adapt and see the benefits that a flexible approach to the traditional 9-5 can…

Look forward, give back, and develop your professional skills

People apply to become school governors for a number of reasons – from giving back to their communities, helping provide children with opportunities they had – or didn’t have, to doing something different with their skills. Whatever people’s motivations, a desire to help and a passion for education are always…

Look forward, give back, see the power of community

Has Coronavirus shifted our gaze outwards – and what does this mean for volunteering? When coronavirus became the focus of our lives back in March, everything changed on an almost daily basis. Schools in particular, along with other frontline services, were stretched to the limit. As a charity that…

Look forward, give back, support mental health in schools   

You don’t need to be a mental health professional to make mental health a priority in schools.   The effects of lockdown on both children and school staff aren’t fully known, but we do know that when all children return to school, supporting their mental health after…

Look forward to a ‘new normal’ and give back to schools.

Community has never been more important. The past few months have been a challenge for us all. Every one of us has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and while things are starting to return to some form of normality, schools are yet to face some of their biggest…

Safeguarding online – guidance from the Metropolitan Police service

Inspector Allen Davis from the Metropolitan Police Service talks about the new resource the force has created to support teachers and school staff in keeping children safe online. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Guidance for Schools is a comprehensive resource that helps front line professionals in schools…

Holding effective remote governing board meetings

Denise Maloney has been part of virtual governing board meetings since before the country went into lockdown and face to face meetings were no longer possible. Denise talks about the tools she has used with her boards so all boards can make virtual meetings a success during these challenging times.

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