I am five years PQE and think some governance experience would be good for me. My firm (mid-size City) is open to the idea of allowing me the flexibility to be a school governor, but I need to make the business case. Can you advise?

Schools will benefit greatly from the legal experience that you will bring, as well your approach. School governors have three main roles;

  1. setting the strategy and ethos of the school,
  2. holding the head teacher to account for educational outcomes of children, and
  3. ensuring financial accountability.

To make the business case to your firm, you will need to be clear about the benefits.

Louise Cooper, CEO – Governors for Schools

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