"There can never have been a more important time in our country's recent history to be involved in education, and we need skilled and motivated governors who are committed to transforming our schools."
Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools
An effective governing board is, in itself, the best recruitment tool of all. Don't wait for vacancies to arise before developing effective recruitment strategies such as engaging parents with the work of the governing board and actively encouraging community and business links.
Governing boards should regularly ask 'do we have the right skills on the governing board?' .
Below are a number of templates and guidance documents. There are further templates and guidance for subscribing governing boards in the
Core Governance .