Current vacancies: have you got the drive and time to make a difference?
There are currently 2 Governor Vacancies on the Governing Body - December 2018. Please contact Mrs Jones, Clerk to Governors on 01822 870273 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Who can be a
School governors are people who wish to make a
positive contribution to children’s education. No special qualifications are
required, but enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are important
qualities to bring to a governor post.
Governors are the largest
volunteer force in the country.
Governors work in partnership with the
head teacher and other school staff to promote high standards of educational
achievement at the school.
The Governing body aims to maintain a balance of members Parent, Community
and Staff Governors.
What is the role of the
Governing body responsibilities
· Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the head teacher by
providing support and challenge
· Setting strategic direction, objectives,
targets and policies
· Reviewing progress against the budget, plans and
· Ensuring the school is accountable to those it
· Monitoring and evaluating school performance
· Approving the
New Governors are expected to join a sub-committees (see
below) but will be assisted by a mentor throughout their early
These smaller committees meet prior to the Full Governing Body
and are more focused on their own specialist areas of governance, the outcomes
of these meetings is then relayed to the Full Governing Body.
are actively encouraged to adopt a specialist area which they feel they can
develop or take ownership of either as a working group or as an individual. This
could be for example; Safeguarding, Buildings and Premises, Special Education
Needs and so forth.
This specialist area will be under the approval and
ongoing evaluation of the Governing Body and aims to allow individual interests
and specialist skills of Governors to have a positive impact on the
The Governing Body consists of 10 Governors. There are 4 Parent
Governors (elected), 3 Community Governors (appointed), 1 LEA Governor
(appointed) and 2 Staff Governors.