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  1. 1. SCHOOLS NEED YOUR SKILLS CAMPAIGN BECOMEAGOVERNOR.COM The skills you have can be transformational for a school.
  2. 2. BECOMEAGOVERNOR.COM CONTENTS PAGE School Governance: An Introduction,,,,,,,,,, The Skills Schools Need,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The School Perspective,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The Volunteers Perspective,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Developing Your Skills,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, How To Get Involved,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 02 04 06 08 10 12 Challenge yourself. Use your skills to shape the education of children in your community.
  3. 3. 02 BECOMEAGOVERNOR.COM SCHOOLS NEED YOUR SKILLS School governance is a cause dedicated to youth development. Governor volunteers work together as a team to make a difference to the education and future life prospects of children and young people. Governors are collectively responsible for the strategic management of a school. This includes setting targets, formulating school policy and planning for future development. 2,400 + schools across England are in need of school governor volunteers with marketing, PR or communication skills. Governing bodies are the strategic leaders of our schools. They have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.
  4. 4. BECOMEAGOVERNOR.COM 04 Between 2012 - 2014 there has been a 64% increase in the number of schools requesting volunteers with marketing and media skills. 1 SCHOOL GOVERNOR WILL INFLUENCE THE EDUCATION OF MORE THAN 550 CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE SCHOOLS NEED YOUR SKILLS Share your skills. Find out why volunteers with marketing skills are becoming increasingly vital for schools and how you could help!!
  5. 5. 06WHAT THE SCHOOLS SAY BECOMEAGOVERNOR.COM Volunteering as a School Governor is a great opportunity to challenge yourself. Use your skills in an exciting environment whilst making a positive contribution to the future of young people! Marketing is an area that school staff do not have the expertise or skills to really do effectively. Schools need to move with the times and become Marketing, PR and Media savvy. This is why volunteers with these skills would be a huge benefit to the development and progess of a school. - Headteacher - Grange Primary School For a small school such as ours, access to volunteers who have the ability to think outside the box in terms of getting the schools name out into the community is key. We are keen to appoint governors with marketing, PR and communication expertise who are able to help the school progress and develop. - Clerk - Breznett CE Primary School The skills you have can be transformational for a school. The reason I am interested in support with marketing is to have an expert eye helping us to view the market and understand trends and patterns. Being an independent special school we are interested in where our target group of potential students come from and how they find us. This would hep us focus better on how and where we would focus our marketing and budgets. Head Teacher - Holmewood School
  6. 6. BECOMEAGOVERNOR.COM 08SUPPORTING EDUCATION. Hear from marketing and communications professionals who are school governors As a governor, I have brought all of my experience and expertise as a communications professional to the table emcompassing everything from the strategic and practical challenges of becoming an Academy, to writing articles for the parish newsletter Dave Shuttleworth, PR & Marketing Consultant Benjamin Roome, Director of Marketing and Communications Having built a career in business I thought I could give some of my time to help focus the efforts of a local school. Mainly in how ideas and plans can be best structured and communicated.
  7. 7. BECOMEAGOVERNOR.COM DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS IN A CHALLENGING & EXCITING NEW ENVIRONMENT Problem Solving Skills Decision Making Business awareness Negotiation Skills Leadership Teamworking Project management Adapability / Planning Budgets As a governor you can gain a wide range of skills that can be re-invested back into your own career. You will play a part in controlling a 1 million+ budget, help a school set its vision and communicate its brand successfully. Ive been involved in the decision-making process of projects that I wouldnt normally gain exposure to in my career for another 10-15 years. - Jack Leech, Senior Corporate Account Executive 10 How you can get involved Schools need your skills & professional experience to guide and support their invaluable work. Apply today and make a lasting difference to your local community by volunteering as a school governor. Apply 1 Complete the SGOSS application form online at: SGOSS.ORG.UK 2 3 SGOSS will then work to match you with the perfect school. If you and the school are both happy, your term as a governor will begin!
  8. 8. WWW. SGOSS.ORG.UK info@sgoss.org.uk 020 7354 9805 Supporting organisations