Governance is a huge responsibility. Yes, it is a voluntary role but that does not mean that it should not be done well. New governors need support to understand the role and their responsibilities. One way you can do this is by having a good induction programme in place. I’ve decided to jot down my thoughts on what this programme could look like.
- Arrange for a tour of the school and show them where the meeting are held. (If you hold meetings in the evenings, do make sure new governors know how to gain access to the building)
- Arrange for the new governor to meet the Chair of Governors (if they haven’t met before), the Head and the Clerk
- Introduce them to all the governors at the next meeting
- If your governing body has bought into a training package, make sure the new governor knows how to access it.
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