Mark Twigg is a governor at a special school in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. He shares his experience of joining the board without any specific experience in SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) and the impact he’s had on the children and their experience of education. “I’ve been a governor…
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Governors for Schools has this week announced the appointment Hannah Stolton as Chief Executive Officer, following Louise Cooper’s departure in August 2019. Hannah Stolton, who has led the charity as interim CEO since the summer, was appointed as CEO this week. Ms Stolton has been with Governors for Schools since…
This year, Children’s Mental Health Week runs from the 3rd – 9th February. It’s a great opportunity to refocus on one of the reasons many people decide to become governors – to help the next generation of young people to be happy, healthy and well prepared for…