12 Feb Becoming the people – School Governor recruitment campaign from SGOSS
Education charity ‘SGOSS – Governors for Schools’ has launched a new campaign Becoming the people which highlights the personal benefits of volunteering, in a quest to help fill 30,000 school governor vacancies across England.
As part of the campaign they have also launched a new short film which follows four volunteers in their workplaces and shows how they use their skills to support children, education and schools. School governors are the largest group of volunteers in education. They support and challenge the head teacher, set the strategic direction for the school and monitor and evaluate progress. As members of the school’s governing body, governors have the opportunity to significantly develop their skills and competencies.
The film aims to raise awareness about the work of school governors and demonstrate how people from different walks of life can use their skills to support children, education and schools. This video is a call to arms for new volunteers, as well as highlighting to employers the benefits of encouraging staff to engage their skills in new and challenging environments.
You can watch the film here.
Newly appointed SGOSS CEO Liz McSheehy says: “There is a common misconception that school governors are just parents of children at a school. We wanted to showcase that this volunteer opportunity is all-inclusive and a vital part of school improvement. Becoming a school governor allows a broad range of people to enact real change in education as well as enabling people to develop practical business skills.”
Take a look at our module on Becoming a School Governor