Schools across Kent need to fill 564 governor vacancies

Schools across Kent are facing a governor recruitment crisis which is affecting children’s education, it’s been warned. Analysis of figures from Kent County Council (KCC) by the education charity Governors for Schools has highlighted there are 564 vacancies to be filled. Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks are short by 150, Ashford,…

My Legal Life Column: William Samengo-Turner

William Samengo-Turner talks about his legal career and how being a governor has been a significant highlight. I studied modern history but always had an interest in commercial law. Law is an industry with people at its heart. It has given me the opportunity to work with some of the most…

How volunteering can help your career development

Getting involved in school governing can not only help your own career but also give you the opportunity to influence the future talent agenda. When was the last time you volunteered to do something meaningful which would support your career development and possibly even make you happier? As Jonathan Haidt…

How should MATs set the pay for their CEOs?

From September, multi-academy trusts must show that their decisions about executive pay levels have followed a ‘robust, evidence-led’ process, reflective of the individual’s roles and responsibilities. Already a record number of users of The Key – national information service for school leaders – are asking how they…

Career Profile – Louise Cooper

Meet our CEO, Louise Cooper, who joined Governors for Schools in April 2017. Career profile: Louise Cooper, CEO – Governors for Schools CV in brief 2013 – 2017, business development director, The London Early Years Foundation 2011 – 2013, CEO, UnLtd South Africa (voluntary role) 2005 – 2011, operations development…

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