Encouraging greater governor engagement

What was the issue addressed?

It is hard to understand why some governors are happy to attend meetings but don’t feel they have much to add when in the meetings and don’t volunteer to take on work afterwards.  It could be due to lack of confidence on their part in the value that they can add.

What happened?

Initiation of a skills assessments to understand what each governor can offer and sharing those assessments with the whole body.

Improving the structure and chairing of meetings to ask members specifically to contribute where a point of discussion matches their areas of expertise.

What lessons were learnt?

This was done at a previous school and I’m now elsewhere.


Does your school conduct a skills audit or assessment? Has this been useful? What, if any, problems has this caused?

What does your Governing Body do to encourage greater engagement from all governors?

Have your say…

Have you had experiences similar to these? What do you think about the situation described?

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