We are always interested in hearing from potential school governors. Each school within the Trust has its own governing body. Members include community, co-opted, foundation, parent and staff governors.
A governing body has a vital strategic role. The Government and Ofsted have high expectations of its ability to hold headteachers and principals to account and drive improvement.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
- set the aims and objectives for the school
- set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
- set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
- monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
- be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Each governor needs to attend the full governing body meeting (usually 4 meetings per year) and serve on a sub-committee (usually 4 meetings per year).
If you are interested in finding out more please contact Debbie Nixon, Executive PA: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the headteacher’s PA of the school you are interested in serving.