Education charity SGOSS – Governors for Schools will be visiting the City of Bath as part of a South-West-wide recruitment drive this September.
They are calling on members of the local business and professional community to volunteer their expertise and gain new skills in the process.
Schools in and around Bath are seeking new governor volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds such as law, finance, data analysis, HR and many more.
Governing Bodies play a crucial part in raising school standards by working alongside the school’s senior leadership team to set strategic direction, monitor school performance and ensure the school’s finances are appropriately accounted for.
From this, it’s easy to see why skilled school governors are so important: governors ensure that schools provide the best possible education for their pupils and make sure that schools are accountable to the communities they serve.
As Sir Michael Wilshaw, HM Chief Inspector with Ofsted said: “Without strong and effective governance, our schools simply won’t be as good as they can be.”
Governors from professional backgrounds offer a new perspective and invaluable skills which are vital in developing the future success of schools and students.
There are currently over 40 governor vacancies registered with around 20 schools in the region.
Amy Parsons, an Area Manager at SGOSS – Governors for Schools, said: “Volunteers are provided with free training and are given the opportunity to develop and enhance valuable skills which can be transferred to their professional lives.
“If you are interested in developing the education and future of young people in your community and gaining skills such as budget control, project management, and staff recruitment then we encourage you to get in touch”
Neil Carberry, Director, Employment and Skills, CBI revealed: “Many of the skills needed on a governing body are linked to a business environment.
“This benefits the businesses who support their employees to volunteer, as governors develop strategic board level skills that can be applied to their job”
SGOSS will be attending the Business West event at The Francis Hotel on 10th September.
Further details of governor recruitment activities in the South West between 7th and 18th September will be released soon.
If you are interested in arranging an event for your business or organisation, or want to learn more about volunteering as a school governor yourself, visit www.becomeagovernor.com or contact Amy Parsons on 020 7288 9534 / firstname.lastname@example.org.