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Bryanston recognised as a champion for school governance

Bryanston has become the first independent school to be recognised as a School Governor Champion by Inspiring Governance, a national and charitable organisation supported and funded by the Department for Education.

As part of this initiative, we’re encouraging and supporting our staff to work with Inspiring Governance and make an active contribution as school governors of other local schools. More than ten members of staff have already signed up to become governors of local primary, secondary and FE Colleges as a result of the programme. 

Teacher of Geography Charlotte Willis-Clarke is co-ordinating the School’s work with Inspiring Governance and commented: “Any major employer has a responsibility to its surrounding community and local centres of education and, as one of the largest employers in the area with a workforce of over 600, we are no different. This initiative is entirely in keeping with our corporate social responsibilities and our commitment to work with and help support local communities and schools across the area. Significantly, as well as applying their own skills and experience to support the development and vitality of a local school, being a governor also provides a great opportunity for individuals to develop new personal skills and gain new insight and experience that will also benefit their work here at Bryanston.”

To date, our members of staff have become Governors at Gillingham Primary School, William Barnes Primary School, Matravers Secondary School in Westbury, Weymouth College, Cheselbourne Village School and Stower Provost Community School. Other personnel at the School have also registered their interest and many are in discussions with other schools in the region and with other members of the Blandford Schools’ Network.

Please visit for further information about becoming a school governor.