SGOSSSchool Governors One-Stop Shop (school volunteer placement; UK)
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The number of vacancies in regional schools is "broadly the same" as the national average, according to SGOSS area manager Jack Leech.
Among those who have already stepped up to fill a vacant role in the Midlands through the SGOSS is David Kuczora, a PR consultant with Birmingham firm Clive Reeves Public Relations.
Steve Acklam, Chief Executive of SGOSS, said: "Schools need to keep up with a rapidly changing environment in terms of the current socio-economic and hi-tech climate.
SGOSS is appealing to businesses to encourage governance in CSR programmes
Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, International Director for Corporate Citizenship at KPMG, formerly Head of CSR at the BBC, is a long term supporter of SGOSS.
SGOSS works in partnership with local authorities or directly with schools to make mutually beneficial matches
Ms Conway, aged 36, from New Oscott, found out about becoming a governor through contact between SGOSS and her company, and through the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
The SGOSS is a charity which recruits school governor volunteers in inner city schools where vacancies are often three times higher than the national average.