A RECRUITMENT campaign has been launched to help fill 114 school governor vacancies.

The Isle of Wight Council has encouraged Island businesses and their employees to support local schools by becoming governors.

An open event will be held at the Wight Innovation Centre, St Cross Business Park, Newport, on Thursday (May 16), for people to find out more.

Diane Hiscock, governor services officer, said: "You don’t need to be a parent or teacher to become a governor — governors come from all walks of life, they don’t need to have any links to school."

Governors typically spend an average of around six hours a month on governing duties.

Tonya Jayston, vice-chair of governors at Binstead Primary School, said: "I found governing to be a great way to keep my brain active, and the training and experience of being a governor was a great addition to my CV."

For more information on becoming a governor, contact your local school, call governor services on 817280, or email governor.services@iow.gov.uk

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