Back to school: new school governors can give children the best start to life in North Lincolnshire

Schools, Libraries and Learning
13:39, Tuesday, 15th November 2022

Are you passionate about giving back to your community? Would you like to boost your skills, whilst shaping the lives of future generations?

Schools across North Lincolnshire are recruiting people of all ages and backgrounds to make a difference as a school governor and improve outcomes for our young people.

As a governor you will play a crucial role, using your life experience to improve the school and ensure local children get the best education possible.

In return, you will develop vital skills to boost your career or benefit your personal life, including:

  • relationship building
  • strategic planning
  • leadership skills
  • increasing confidence
  • effective teamworking
  • problem solving.

Anyone over the age of 18 can contribute and you don’t need to be a parent.

Lucy Johnson shared the impact the rewarding role had on her career with Inspiring Governance:

“It doesn’t matter if you’re young, there are huge benefits of becoming a governor at any stage of your life.

“Your own experience, knowledge, life skills and background all help to bring diversity to a governing board which can be hugely beneficial to the school.

“I think younger people should see the role of a governor as a development opportunity – it’s such a good way to develop your skills.”

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

“Governors are the unsung heroes behind North Lincolnshire’s schools – 9 out of 10 of which are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

“As a critical friend they play a crucial role, ensuring the school is running effectively and helping our young people to realise their potential.

“If you are over the age of 18 and can spare as little as five hours a month you could make a real difference – developing your skills in the process.”

To find out more about becoming a school governor, visit the Inspiring Governance website today.