School Governor Vacancy
Published: 28 May 2021
Governors work on a voluntary basis, meeting as a full Governing Board six times each year, with additional regular committee meetings throughout each term.
The Governing Board of our school is made up of parent, staff, local authority and co-opted governors.
The Governing Board operates at a strategic level and is not involved in the day-to-day running of the school. We are responsible for both the conduct of the school and for the promotion of high standards. We carry out this role by setting the vision for the school, ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision, and that the school provides a high quality education for its pupils. This is done by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance.
Governors need not be experts in the field of education. What they do need is an interest in the school and in the welfare of its pupils, together with the time and willingness to get involved. The skills you have can be very useful to the Governing Board.
Governors also need ‘soft skills’ – the ability to be able to build relationships with a range of people, to be able to work as part of a team, to be able to question, and to make connections between different types of information. All governors are expected to be able to read budget reports and data on school standards.
How do I find out more?
If you would like an informal chat about the role of a Governor, please contact Mrs Holmes, the Headteacher, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively, telephone the school on 01937 842667.
We look forward to hearing from you!