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School Governance

As part of our Access and Participation Plan at University of Suffolk, we are working to improve access for our staff and alumni wanting to serve as Governors for local schools.  Governors for schools exist to improve educational standards so that children and young people have the opportunity to realise their full potential.

The benefits of becoming a Governor include:

  • Gaining experience on a board as a non-executive director
  • Developing key transferrable skills including strategy, budget and financial management, recruitment and performance management in organisations with a budget of £1-10m and staff teams of 15-150 people
  • Working to improve educational standards in schools leading to better outcomes for children and their local communities.

We are working alongside Governors for Schools, an independent charity which exists to ensure every school in England has excellent governance.  They are dedicated to recruiting volunteers to serve on school governing bodies across England.  This organisation will help to match skilled and enthusiastic staff and alumni with vacancies. Governors for Schools will help you link up with all the relevant training and CPD available in Suffolk as they work closely with Suffolk County Council.

Please use the link above to apply to become a Governor or to find out more information or follow them on Twitter @SchoolGovNet Once you have been appointed as a Governor, please let Karen Davis in External Relations know.

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