Up to 3,500 schools or colleges could be looking for volunteers with legal skills to become school governors in 2015, according to education charity SGOSS – Governors for Schools.
During 2014, 1 in 7 schools who registered a governor vacancy with the charity were looking for a volunteer with legal skills to fill the position. As governing bodies become increasingly professionalised, the number of requests is only expected to increase. In response to this need, the charity is launching an appeal for legal professionals to apply to the role at www.becomeagovernor.com.
School governors provide vital challenge and support in order to drive school improvement, and legal professionals have the skills needed to help.