May 09 2018

Royal Holloway's new School Governance Forum will meet for the second time on Thursday 7 June from 12.15-1.30pm in the Davison Building Event Space (next to the Exhibition Space on the ground floor) as part of national Volunteers’ Week 2018.

The School Governance Forum meets termly as an opportunity for students and staff to find out more about becoming a school governor and for existing staff/student school governors to share concerns and challenges, links, tips and good practice. It is co-ordinated by Royal Holloway Volunteering, as part of the College's commitment to public service. School governance furthers professional and personal skills like few other opportunities!

12.15-12.45pm: Michael Roy from Inspiring Governance will explain what his organisation does on behalf of the Dept of. Education. He’ll explain how to find opportunities to become a school governor and advise existing governors on how to attract and retain new governors. Any RH governors will vacancies on their boards are also welcome to share these specific opportunities - at the meeting or via the email below.

12.45-1.15pm: Steve Barker from Babcock, the company providing governor services and training to Surrey County Council, will be talking about support available to governors serving in Surrey schools and exploring current challenges governors face, with time for discussion.

1.15-1.30pm: sharing good practice for existing governors: the role of the Development Governor:
If time and demand allows, Olivia Swift from R&E will kick start the sharing of good practice by discussing the role of the Development Governor in establishing systems to effectively develop governors' skills for the benefit of their pupils.

For more information about school governance, click here. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards by providing strategic leadership and accountability. You don’t have to be a parent or have any teaching qualifications to be a governor – indeed schools need governors with a wide range of backgrounds and professional skills. Governors under the age of 40 are in particular demand.


Please email with any questions.