When vacancies arise on our Governing Body, we look for applicants who have the skills required to contribute to effective governance and the success of the school. Governors need a strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children, the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn.
Our governors serve a four-year term of office (even if, as a parent governor, your child leaves the school during this time). We meet 3 times as a whole governing body and have a number of committees that usually meet once per term. We expect each governor to become a member of a committee and take on some additional responsibilities as a link governor. We offer a full induction package, a mentoring system and availability of in-house, central and on-line training packages.
To apply for a Co-opted Governor role you will be required to provide a profile outlining a little about yourself and the skills that you would bring to the school as a governor. To apply for a Parent Governor role, a nomination form will be provided for you to complete.
Timescales for the application process will be made available when vacancies arise. We will provide prospective candidates with an information pack about the school and the specific requirements of the advertised vacancy. Candidates will be invited to visit the school wherever possible and will be interviewed by a panel of existing governors. We will always follow the principles of Safer Recruitment.
Please do not hesitate to contact either the Chair of Governors or any serving member of the governing body if you would like to discuss potential future roles or the work of the Governing Body. More information about the role of school governor is also available from the National Governor Association: