Governor recruitment, skills audits & training
Governor skills & effectiveness 13 articles
- 20 key questions for governing boards Download our 20 key questions and sources of evidence to help you evaluate how effective your governing board is.
- Annual governance statements An annual governance statement is required for an academy, and is good practice for a maintained school. Get guidance on what your statement needs to contain, and take a look at examples from other schools.
- Chair: role and responsibilities Whether you're the chair of a maintained school, an academy trust board or an LGB, understand your role by downloading our role descriptions. You'll also find skills audits to help you identify your strengths and the skills and knowledge you still need to acquire in your role.
Recruiting & retaining governors 9 articles
- Governor and trustee recruitment: interview questions to ask Find out what questions you can ask when interviewing a prospective governor or trustee, so you can make sure you have the right people on your board.
- Governor recruitment: application form Use our model application form to help you recruit governors and trustees, and save yourself time.
- Governor recruitment: asking for references You can ask new governors for references so you’re confident they’re suitable for the role. Use our model letter and reference form to contact referees and save you time.
Training & induction 16 articles
- Finance glossary Be clear on the key financial terms you'll encounter as a governor at a maintained school or an academy, plus download our glossary to share it with your board.
- Finance training for governors and trustees Strong financial management is one of the pillars of good governance. Find out what training and resources are available to you to enhance your knowledge of school finance.
- Governance basics glossary The key governance terms you'll encounter, including roles on the board, school types, meeting procedures and key documents. Plus, a downloadable version to share with new governors.