Challenge Accepted – Paul

Paul Montgomery is a governor at Humberstone Junior School in Leicestershire. He shares his motivations for the role and talks about the difference governors can make to children’s life chances. “I knew I needed to do something to keep my brain active since retiring recently. Being a school governor…

Supporting professional development through governance

Our CEO Hannah Stolton explains why understanding the professional benefits of school governance is so important, and how our new research is supporting our volunteers and partners in getting the most out of the opportunity.  Upskilling employees is a priority for many of our business and university partners. By encouraging…

How and why should schools put mental health on the agenda?

How can schools support mental health in children – and why is it so important?  Hope Virgo is a leading advocate for people with eating disorders, having battled against anorexia. In this guest blog, she shares her story, and explains how schools can support children in looking after their mental…

How can governors support the new statutory Relationships Education?

In this guest blog to mark RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) Day, Catherine Hine, CEO of FASTN (Family Stability Network), and Mary Taylor, Head of Programmes at Family Links: The Centre for Emotional Health and a school governor, share their thoughts on why Relationships Education matters and how governors…

The journey from Inadequate to Outstanding

Langford Primary School is in a deprived area of London, sandwiched between very affluent areas. Five years ago, the school was Inadequate. At the end of last year, Ofsted visited and judged the school Outstanding. We asked Chair of Governors, Dominic McGonigal, to give us the inside story. How…

Meet Jonny Atkinson, Events Manager at University of Liverpool

‘When I first heard about Governors for Schools I was interested in getting more involved with a local school – but I wasn’t sure about what I could bring to the role, or if I was really qualified to be a school governor. I decided to go ahead and started…

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