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What do most people understand about school governance?

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Our report: The Missing Pool of Talent on School Governing Boards

At GovernorHub, we carried out this research to gain a greater understanding of how much (or how little) the average person knows about school governance, and to uncover the thoughts of existing governors and trustees on how their role is perceived and how they themselves came into it.

Around 212,000 people volunteer their time and skills as school governors and trustees in England, and yet the role remains largely hidden to much of society – most notably, to those people we need and want to recruit. 

The report – drawing from a poll of 1,901 members of the public in England, and a survey of 4,006 serving school governors and trustees – highlights 10 key findings and several related recommendations.

Read the full report here