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, Shepway and Dover by 145, Canterbury Swale and Thanet are looking for 113 governors and Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells need 156.


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