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School Governor

As a school we are currently seeking a new governor and would be delighted if someone from the local community would take up the post.


What is a school governor?

School governors have a varied and important role in helping our school run effectively. They have 3 core functions:

  • Planning the strategic direction of the school
  • Overseeing financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account


The governor role is strategic rather than operational. Governors don’t get involved with the day to day running of a school, instead supporting and challenging the school’s leadership team to drive school improvement. They champion the work the school does.


Our governing board

Our board consists of 8 people and we meet together 3 times per year – sometimes in person and sometimes via Zoom. We also have a finance committee that governors can join which oversees how money is spent.

Our governors come from our local community and in their role they:

  • get to know the school, including visiting the school occasionally during school hours and in agreement with the headteacher, and gaining a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses
  • attend induction training and regular relevant training and development events
  • attend meetings (full governing board meetings and committee meetings) and read all the papers before the meeting
  • act in the best interests of all the pupils of the school
  • behave in a professional manner, as set down in the governing board’s code of conduct, including acting in strict confidence


Being a school governor is a commitment and a responsibility, but offers you the chance to see first-hand the impact you can make in improving education for children in your community.

Do I need to have certain qualifications?

No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work.

At the moment we are particularly looking for people who can strengthen our board with skills in Accounting, Law, HR, Business Management, SEND or Health and Safety.  Though this is not a requirement for the role.


Why should I apply?

  • Being a school governor is rewarding
  • You gain a variety of skills from teamwork, negotiation, problem-solving, business awareness, professional skills, decision making, influencing & technical skills
  • Networking opportunities
  • Gain Knowledge for your school
  • Be a wider part of the community


How do I apply?

To find out more about the role, you can get in touch via the school office and we will arrange to talk you through what it involves.


If it’s something you might be interested in we hope you’ll apply. We really are keen to have more local community voice within our school.


Many thanks,


Katherine Fisher

Chair of Governors

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