Boost your career development as a school governor – join the information session

Schools, Libraries and Learning
09:34, Wednesday, 24th May 2023

Would you like to boost your skills, whilst making a huge impact on young people’s education across North Lincolnshire?

Volunteering as a school governor could offer you the development opportunity that transforms your career.

A special online information event taking place during Volunteers’ Week – on Tuesday 6 June – is the perfect place to find out more.

At the event you will have the chance to hear from an expert panel including Mahmud Nawaz, Strategic Development Lead – Lloyds Banking Group, Amy Altoft, Governor Services – North Lincolnshire Council and Dave Johnson, General Manager – Marmax Products.

They will be sharing the benefits they have personally experienced from their time as governors – and how you can get involved.

Being part of a governing board offers experience of working at a strategic level and the opportunity to learn and practice skills that have direct relevance to your career development.

These include:

  • strategic leadership
  • problem solving
  • budget control
  • data analysis
  • building relationships and networks
  • influencing and negotiation

A school’s governing board works as a team to support and challenge senior leadership, guide the strategic direction of the school and ensure public money is well spent.

There is no easier way to gain experience of operating in a board level environment – anyone over the age of 18 can contribute and you don’t need to be a parent.

Teacher Liam Anderson got involved as his research showed it was a brilliant opportunity to help achieve his career goals:

“Before becoming a governor, I did some research into what school governance was all about and I could see that it was a brilliant way to develop my knowledge and understanding of strategic and operational work within schools, that would benefit my career progression to becoming a senior leader.”

Register here to join the session – taking place via Zoom on Tuesday 6 June, from 12pm to 12.45pm

More information on becoming a governor in North Lincolnshire is available on the Inspiring Governance website.