5 ways to stay safe and have fun on bonfire night

It’s a winter evening with clear skies and stars are twinkling in the sky. In the distance you can see big bursts of glitter in the sky, “fireworks!” you exclaim. Bonfire night, it’s one of the most fun nights of the year. Fireworks, Bonfires, candyfloss and funfairs, it’s easy…

National Boss Day – Meet Louise Cooper, CEO of Governors for Schools

Louise joined Governors for Schools as CEO in April 2017, having worked both in the UK and internationally in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. As it’s National Boss’s Day, we caught up with Louise to talk about her motivations for becoming a CEO in the education sector, and how…

Governor Stories in the BBC News

We are delighted to see our Governor Stories campaign make BBC News. It’s important for children to see people that look like them as role models – and our volunteers explained how being a school governor gave them the opportunity to inspire children in their community. Read…

Governor Stories – Encouraging diversity on school governing boards

Governors for Schools CEO Louise Cooper explains why we decided to create a campaign to encourage diversity on school governing boards, and looks at the data to explore whether diverse boards have a positive impact on performance.  Diverse governing boards mean more robust debate, better decision making, and improved educational…

Yorkshire Post joins the call out for more school governors

There are currently 231 governor vacancies across Yorkshire’s schools, and we’re working to make sure every school has access to the skills they need. It was great to see the Yorkshire Post highlight the need for more skilled people to volunteer as governors, to help improve education for children…

The City of London and Livery Company links with Education and Governors for Schools

The City of London and its Livery Companies have supported education for hundreds of years. They continue to maintain a number of links with education, including encouraging school governance. We’re delighted to work with the City of London in helping more skilled and committed people volunteer as governors in London’s…

University Partner Networking event – getting more universities involved in governance

Running a governor network in universities benefits university staff, alumni, schools, and the wider community. Our recent University Partner Networking event saw outreach and widening participation leaders from London and the Home Counties come together to learn how to run a successful governor network, both for their university staff and…

Governor Stories Press Release

Governors for Schools launches digital campaign ‘Governor Stories’ to encourage diversity on school governing boards and drive school governor recruitment across England Governor Stories, Governors for Schools’ latest digital campaign, features real volunteers talking about their experiences as school governors The campaign aims to break down the stereotypes of…

Engage, Enable, Enrich

Heart of the City, an organisation which supports business to set up responsible business activities, invited our CEO Louise Cooper to explain the benefits of volunteering for businesses and employees. In an article on their website, she shares the story of one volunteer, and explains why other businesses should introduce…

How can we tackle the governor recruitment challenge?

In an article in SecEd, CEO Louise Cooper sets out how Governors for Schools is tackling the governor recruitment challenge According to a TES/National Governors’ Association Annual Governor Survey in 2017, one in three governing boards have two or more vacancies. Louise explains how Governors for Schools is promoting the…

‘Flexi-governors’ key to tackling governor shortages, says CEO Louise Cooper

Governors attending board meetings by video call will help schools access vital skills In an article featured in The Telegraph, Governors for Schools CEO Louise Cooper said that schools should accept governor attendance by video call, to help tackle dwindling numbers of volunteers in more remote areas. A report last…

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