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The Governors for Schools Podcast
HR professionals share their experiences as school governors
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Hosted by Charles Western (Senior Partnerships Manager for North) and Anthony Melia (Partnerships Manager for the West Midlands), this episode of the Governors for Schools Podcast is geared towards an introduction to school governance for HR professionals. This episode was produced as part of Governors for Schools Inclusive Governance Campaign.

Charles and Anthony are joined by guests Kayleigh and Joanne whose bios can be found below. 

Kayleigh is currently Head of Human Resources at a globally recognised international charity based in the City of London. With over a decade of experience in Human Resources management, Kayleigh has mainly worked within the not for profit sector, including a London based independent School. Kayleigh is a Chartered member of the CIPD having completed the Level 7 CIPD Diploma and is currently undertaking a Masters of Law with a focus on employment law. Kayleigh has been a community governor of a secondary school in her hometown in Kent since May 2022.

Joanne is a seasoned HR leader with Level 7 CIPD qualifications and a solid grounding in accounting. Her career spans a variety of sectors across the UK, and she is currently applying her skills to SMEs in Lancashire. As a mother and a professional, she uniquely understands the importance of effective people management and its impact both in business and in educational settings. Her role as a school governor allows her to contribute to shaping the educational environment, ensuring it benefits from the strategic insights that HR expertise can offer.

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