A Local Lawyer in Every School
ALLIES (A Local Lawyer in Every School) is an alliance of key stakeholders in the legal profession and education sector, with the aim to bring together lawyers who are school governors, and encourage other lawyers to consider becoming governors. The organisations working together in ALLIES can be found on the about ALLIES page. The initiative is coordinated by LawWorks.
The School Governors' One Stop Shop (SGOSS) is a key member of ALLIES and provides this dedicated page on behalf of the cross-sector initiative. You can find information here:
- Role of a school governor
- Benefits for the lawyer, school and firm
- Governor case studies for the legal sector
- Apply to become a governor
You can also download our PDF ALLIES briefing pack which contains the above information.
Click here to listen to the interview with Tom Philpott (SGOSS Head of Marketing) gave to BBC Radio Norfolk about the initiative to recruit governors from the legal profession.
Or to download a copy, please click here
SGOSS on behalf of ALLIES provide a dedicated application process for lawyers who are seeking school governor vacancies. SGOSS then assist in finding suitable places for lawyers in schools that need governors. You also see priority vacancies, and find further information on SGOSS at the main SGOSS website.
If you are already a school governor, we would be grateful if you completed the online ALLIES audit which aims to help ALLIES understand the present picture of where lawyers are governors, and to support future projects.
To complete the audit click here.
Click here to read the article by Joanne Mortimer for Link AWS magazine with Steve Acklam, CEO of SGOSS about how the world of school governance can benefit the law profession.
ALLIES was officially launched on the 12th of November 2009, at the Forum in Norwich. With an excellent turn out and presentations made by MP’s, solicitors, and people affiliated to the ALLIES initiative, the evening proved to be a great success. To view the whole article, please go to the ‘About’ section of this micro-site, or click here.
The Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke MP for Norwich South addresses the attendees of the launch.