We are seeking to secure a local governing body for the school by the close of May 2020. If you are interested please complete the application form to express your interest. Judith Geddes our clerk who will be able to arrange for a virtual meeting with our Trustees and executive Head teacher Gareth Griffiths and talk you through the application process as well as answer any questions you might have.
Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of a school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children.
Being a school governor is a commitment to attending governing body meetings which consider issues such as setting the school vision, mitigating financial risk and scrutinising educational outcomes. They are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the headteacher and senior leaders. Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers, for example anyone with experience of finance, law, premises management or human resources. A governor with business know-how can transform the running of a school
Core Governor Responsibilities:
- Setting the strategic direction of the school
- Creating robust accountability
- Ensuring financial probit
Requirements of a Governor:
- Attend Governors Meetings – these are usually once a term in the evening
- School visits
- Sit on sub-committees if required
- Prepare for meetings by reading minutes/any other papers and the agenda
Why become a school governor?
Being a school governor is a chance to experience leadership at board level at any point in one’s career. Governors balance the school’s budget, hire the headteacher and make strategic decisions. The role provides individuals with the opportunity to develop and hone skills such as negotiation, influencing and teamwork.
Volunteers need to be dedicated people who care about improving education, but they do not need prior board experience. It makes the role perfect for professionals looking to improve their business and leadership skills, give back to society and enhance children’s futures.