Thank you for visiting our Governor Vacancies’ page.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor at our school, we would love to hear from you. To find out more or to express an interest, please email the Chair of Governors via the Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information regarding the role, responsibilites and expectations of Governors can be found below:
Overview of Governance
The governors role requires time and commitment but is very rewarding. Governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.
As a corporate body governors work together collectively to contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children in the school by:
• Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and
• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Expectations of Governors
In order to perform their role well. a governor is expected to:
♦ get to know the school, including by visiting the school occasionally during school hours, and gain a good
understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses
♦ attend induction training and regular relevant training and development events
♦ attend meetings (full governing body meetings and committee meetings) and read all the papers before
♦ act in the best interest of all the pupils of the school; and behave in a professional manner, as set down in
the governing body’s code of conduct, including acting in strict confidence.
Under usual circumstances, you should expect to spend between 10 and 20 days a year on your governing responsibilities. The top end of this commitment, which equates to about half a day per week in term time, is most relevant to the chair and others with key roles, such as chairs of committees.
Initially, we would expect your commitment to be nearer to 10 days a year. However, there may be periods when the time commitment may increase, for example when recruiting a Headteacher. Some longstanding governors may tell you that they spend far more time than this on school business, however, it is fairly common for governors to undertake additional volunteering roles over and above governance.