We used the Governance Handbook, academy trust governance guidance and advice from governor recruitment charity Governors for Schools, and our governance expert Matt Miller, to write this article.
Conduct a skills audit to identify your board's needs
The first step when recruiting new governors or trustees is to identify what skills and experience your board needs from a new member to be effective.
Use our skills audit to do this. It's based on the Department for Education's competency framework.
If any third party organisations are helping you recruit new governors or trustees, share your skills audit with them.
Clarify who does what in the recruitment process
The recruitment process will vary based on:
Headteachers are usually more involved in filling parent and staff governor vacancies, due to their existing relationship with the staff and