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  • How to recruit school governors and trustees Work through this step-by-step process to recruit new governors or trustees. It covers identifying your needs, advertising the role, screening candidates and making the appointment.
  • Recruiting a governing board: interview questions What questions should I ask when interviewing prospective governors? We look at examples of questions to ask, including when interviewing potential MAT trustees. We also look at questions potential governors could ask the school.
  • Recruiting parent governors: PRUs and special schools If parents live far from your school, or their child won’t be on roll there for long, it’s harder for them commit to the parent governor role. Read on for guidance on how to build your community and attract people to apply.
  • Welcome letter to newly appointed governors: template Are there sample letters welcoming a new member of the governing body? We asked an experienced chair of governors to write a sample letter to a new governor, which you can download from this article. You will also find advice on personalising letters to new governors.