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Cardiff Council is looking for school governors from diverse backgrounds with different skills and experience to take up positions on governing bodies across the city and anew campaign has been launched to promote the various opportunities available.

The Council is looking for people fromall walks of lifewith a range of skills and life experiences, who would be willing to support a local school. Themost important volunteer workforce in education, School Governors play a critical role in improving education and making a positive difference to the future of children and young people.


Becoming a school governor provides a range of benefits, providing the opportunity to become involved with a local school and the chance to directly contribute to the success of the children and young people it serves.  There is also the opportunity to develop professional and personal skills and experience in a wide range of areas such as strategic planning, decision making and financial management which can assist with careers and personal development.


Free continuing professional development is provided by the Local Authority to support governors in their role. As a minimum a governor could be expected to contribute approximately five hours a month to a school which would vary according to the range of responsibilities chosen to accept.


Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "Governing bodies should be representative of the communities they serve, and it is important that children and young people see people of all backgrounds on their school's governing body

"We are especially keen to hear from people who are from a diverse background with varied skill sets and competencies, which can contribute to the future of a school."

Strengthening school governance remains a priority for the Education Directorate and is a feature of Cardiff 2030."

Education is a feature of the Council's Stronger Fairer Greener - ‘Cardiff is a great place to grow up' and the Council is committed to making sure every school in Cardiff is a good school, where every child can receive a great education.

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The governor recruitment drive also supports Cardiff Council's Race Equality Taskforce, to increaserepresentation of ethnic minority residents in school leadership through a school governors entry programme.

For more information on theRace Quality Task Force click here.