As schools prepare to return back after an extended break due to Covid-19, places for School Governors are opening up. National education charity ‘Governors for Schools’ have contacted Jon Cruddas MP as schools across Dagenham and Rainham are in need of committed and skilled volunteers.

Raising the quality of school governing boards improves the educational opportunities for young people. The expected challenges schools and young people will face following the pandemic mean that in the coming months schools will need assistance from effective governance more than usual.

If you want to find out more about being a school governor and what it involves, visit the Governors for Schools website here: https://governorsforschools.org.uk/

Jon Cruddas MP said: “school governors play a vital role in supporting schools and teachers to be effective in shaping young people for the future. It is a very rewarding voluntary position that can also help individuals gain new skills. There will be challenging times ahead, but I am encouraging constituents with a passion for education to apply for a school governor position. Governors for Schools are a fantastic and effective charity that link up the right person to fit each school, visit their website to find out more.”

If you want to find out more about being a school governor and what it involves, visit the Governors for Schools website here: https://governorsforschools.org.uk/

The role of a governing board is to assist the strategic direction of a school, this can mean addressing financial issues and holding key stakeholders to account. A strong and diverse governing board leads to better educational outcomes for children, which is why people from all professional backgrounds are welcomed into the role.