Use our other article if you're looking to recruit trustees and local governors for trusts and academies.
Conduct a skills audit to identify your board's needs
The first step when recruiting new governors is to identify what skills and experience your board needs from a new member, for it 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, 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