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HASG Sponsors the Outstanding Governors Awards

2020 Nominations Now Open

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Save the Date: HfL AGM 2019

The Herts for Learning 2019 Annual General Meeting for shareholders will take place on Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 5:00pm at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ. All headteachers and chairs of governors from HfL’s shareholding schools are invited to attend this event.

Governor Recruitment

Do you need to recruit school or academy governors to your governing body?  The following are suggestions from a recent governance publications which can give you ideas of how to recruit.

A Strategy For Governor Recruitment


The National Governors Association’s survey of governors in 2014 found that one third of governing bodies reported difficulties in recruiting governors. A key contributory factor was that many governing bodies did not have:

  • A ‘link governor’ with responsibility for championing governor recruitment
  • A lack of clarification of the skills required in the new governor(s) sought, hence a lack of focus when recruiting
  • Reliance on just one or two means of attracting new governors.

This section looks at;

  • The role of a link governor for governor recruitment
  • Governing Body Skills Analysis
  • A Seven Point Strategy for Recruitment