Thanks to Fred Birkett, one of our associate education experts, who helped us with this article.
Who should be a mentor
As a mentor, you should be an experienced member of the governing board.
Mentors could be the chair/vice chair of the board or a committee chair, but they also need to have the capacity to carry out the role.
It'll likely be the chair who organises mentoring, as it's the chair's responsibility to promote and facilitate the mentoring and support of your new governors. This is outlined on page 26 of the competency framework.
Discuss with the new governor how you want to keep in contact, such as