School governors can transform the lives of children and young people by improving education standards. Working as a team, governors support and challenge senior school leadership. Their professional skills and expertise are harnessed to make strategic decisions that improve the learning environment and future prospects for children in schools.
Governors for Schools are an organisation that finds, places and supports skilled volunteers as governors and trustees on school and academy boards. Governors for Schools will be visiting Liverpool John Moores University on Wednesday 25th March 2020 to speak to staff members interested in volunteering as a school governor. There will also be an opportunity to speak to current LJMU staff who are already school governors to get information, advice and guidance on working with a school. Lunch will be provided at the event.
Why become a school governor?
Being a school governor is a chance to experience leadership at board level at any point in one’s career. Governors balance the school’s budget, hire the headteacher and make strategic decisions. The role provides individuals with the opportunity to develop and hone skills such as negotiation, influencing and teamwork.
Volunteers need to be dedicated people who care about improving education, but they do not need prior board experience. It makes the role perfect for professionals looking to improve their business and leadership skills, give back to society and enhance children’s futures.
Becoming a school governor is an excellent opportunity to develop skills and experience to support career development and also gives an opportunity to promote Liverpool John Moores University in local Primary and Secondary Schools.