Become a Governor
Governors work alongside the school leadership to ensure pupils thrive and achieve. They also ensure that the school budget is used to efficiently and effectively provide the best education possible.
The governing body comprises of staff, parents and people co-opted to the board who have the relevant and necessary skills. As a governor, you are not expected to be an expert in education. Rather that you bring your experience and knowledge and a desire to be part of a team working to ensure that our pupils have the best chance to succeed.
The governing body meets five times a year, usually early evening, and meetings last no more than two hours. Governors are appointed for a period of four years and are expected to get to know the school and attend some of the school events.
Governors also work in monitoring pairs and visit the school up to three times a year to link in with one of the senior leadership team to review the school progress in key areas such as finance, teaching and learning, SEND, etc.
Induction training is available and there are many online resources which will help develop your understanding of governance and education.
Being a governor can be a rewarding experience, not only because you are giving something back to the community but also it can provide opportunities to learn new skills.
You can find out more by going to: www.nga.org.uk/GBe-a-school-governor-or- trustee
If you are interested in becoming a school governor please download the application form and return it to Mel Greener firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.