To mark National School Governors Awareness Day, Sefton Council is launching a new recruitment drive to boost numbers of school governors across the borough.
Sefton launched the #GiveBackGetAhead campaign today to encourage people to think about being a school governor and shine a light on the fantastic governor cohort currently working with our primary and secondary schools.
The campaign will see governors explain how vital the role is, why they love it and what they get out of it. Being a school governor can enhance a CV, provide a place to learn and develop new skills and also give back to the local community and make a difference to children and young people.
No formal qualifications are needed to become a school governor; you just need to be aged 18 or over and pass a DBS check. Everyone has a range of experiences and skills to offer and an effective governing body has people from all kinds of different backgrounds.
The Council is offering a comprehensive series of governor training courses to enable governors to feel confident to carry out their roles when they first start. They also produce a termly governor training programme of learning opportunities which caters for new governors as well as the more experienced who want to further their knowledge in a specialised area.
The campaign will run on social media and in our public buildings and hopes to recruit more Governors across Sefton primary and secondary schools.
Cllr Diane Roscoe, Cabinet Member for Education said: “I am thrilled to be celebrating our governors on National School Governor Awareness Day. They are a fantastic group of people who give their time and commitment to making our schools the best place they can be.
“We want as many people as possible to take a few minutes today to read over our information and think about whether they might want to be a school governor in Sefton.
“It is rewarding and valued position and I would urge anyone who had the time and passion for making a difference to our children, families and communities, to apply now.”
National School Governor Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of governance in our schools and celebrate the contribution that governors make to improving the experiences of children and young people.