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16th March 2021

Governors for Schools join Chambers Wales as a new Corporate Partner to boost skills

Chambers Wales are delighted to announce a new Corporate Partnership with Governors for Schools, a market-leading national education charity.

Governors for Schools matches skilled and committed volunteers with schools across England and Wales in need of governors to help deliver meaningful impact to local communities while developing employees professionally.

There are over 1,000 school governor vacancies across Wales and since launching their Welsh operation, over 150 vacancies have been listed by schools and local authorities. The first placement was filled within 2 months of the launch.

Recent research by Chambers Wales has shown businesses see skills development as one of the biggest opportunities towards recovery. Governors for Schools has created a Skills Development Tracker in their Corporate Partner framework, to measure the tangible benefits employees bring back to work. Providing accountability, strategic planning and asking questions are some of the powerful skills that governors have developed and been able to bring back to their workplaces.

Governors for Schools is committed to creating more diverse governance in educational institutions and providing opportunities for employees to gain board experience from a younger age: 36% of the volunteers are in the 25-34 age bracket.

Nina Slevin, Chambers Wales Director of Partnerships, said “We are delighted to be able to partner with Governors for Schools and offer opportunities to Welsh businesses to upskill and empower their teams.”

Loren Nadin, Governors for Schools Partnership Manager, Wales, said “With over 1,000 governor vacancies across Wales, there is a huge scope for us to make an impact on the governance of educational establishments and the skills available to businesses. Partnering with Chambers Wales will allow us to make positive contributions to Welsh businesses and communities.”

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