We have two vacancies for parent governors on our governing board.

 

The role of the governing board

The board is responsible for providing strategic leadership, and is accountable for the school’s educational and financial performance. Our governors are passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

The role of a parent governor

As a parent governor, you’ll play a part in helping the board to carry out its duties. You’ll also have a vital role in ensuring that the board is connected with, and is aware of the views of, parents and the local community.

To be a parent governor you should have:

  • A strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children
  • Good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • The specific skills required to ensure the governing board delivers effective governance

The governing board is keen for candidates to have skills in the following:

  • Health, especially mental health
  • Social care
  • Community engagement
  • Education – in other places

Expectations of governors

Governors are expected to:

  • Attend meetings all board meetings, one per half term, and will normally be expected to join a sub-committee and attend its meetings, also one per half term.
  • Visit the school, at least once a term, and build links with one or more members of staff.
  • Undertake training to become effective as a governor.
  • Support the board’s decisions, and maintain confidentiality.

How to apply

If you’re interested in becoming a governor, please download this form, fill it in and return it to me before Friday, 28th September. If we receive more than two applications, there will be an election. We will inform you closer to the time if we have to do this.

If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

P K McBride, Chair of Governors