The Education Secretary issues a 'call to arms' to businesses

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The Education Secretary has issued a call to arms to businesses and skilled professionals to “play their part in helping the next generation to thrive” as a school governor or trustee, in a keynote speech to the National Governance Association conference on the 9th June 2018.

Damian Hinds has joined with the Institute of Directors to call on more than 30,000 leading British businesses to encourage their employees to lend their expertise and commitment in the running of schools and colleges. There are around 250,000 experienced governors and trustees across the country – including many parents – selflessly providing their time, energy, and guidance to support schools to provide the very best education for children.

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David Rowsell, Responsible Business & Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group said:

“At Lloyds Banking Group we have enjoyed a great partnership with Academy Ambassadors. They have proved very effective at connecting a number of Lloyds executives with multi-academy trusts, which now benefit from the expertise of some of our most senior colleagues. This partnership is part of a wider commitment to facilitate skills-based volunteering, supporting our aim to help Britain prosper.”

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