School Governor Initiative impact study report

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:45:00 BST

Since 2011, our School Governor Initiative has encouraged and supported staff and alumni into governor roles in local state schools.

With a total network somewhere in the region of 1,000 volunteers, the University recently studied the impact this has had on schools and governor vacancies as well as forecasting the potential impact the HE sector could have nationally if all universities ran a similar programme. This has been published in our School Governor Initiative 10 year impact study report.

The report demonstrates how the initiative has made a difference to state schools across the country through the deployment of our staff and alumni since the initiative began. It shows the impact our governors have had on vacancies particularly in areas of disadvantage. It also highlights the impact on skills and the diversity of governing boards and how this has made a difference to the opportunities for young people in schools.

Take a look at our dedicated web pages for more information.

View the report.