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Parent Governor

We are seeking to recruit a Parent Governor at the earliest possible opportunity.

Anyone who has or has had a child in our school is eligible to undertake this role and we would welcome all applications, no matter what your experience, skills or qualifications. All we are looking for is someone who has a genuine interest in helping us continue to move the school forward on a voluntary basis for the benefit of our community.

Our Governors work together to carry out their core functions:

  1. ensuring there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
  4. ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard

Governors must also ensure that the governing body itself complies with all legal and statutory requirements. Governors should seek the advice of the clerk to the governing board and other professional advice as appropriate.

Governing body strategic responsibilities

Our governing body works closely with headteacher and senior leaders. The headteacher is responsible for day to day management whereas the role of the governing body is strategic. As such, governors are responsible for:

Monitoring and evaluating school performance

Governors must monitor the priorities that have been set to ensure progress is being made by:

Panels and committees

When required, governors are expected to serve on panels or committees in order to:

  • appoint the headteacher and other senior leaders
  • appraise the headteacher and make pay recommendations
  • hear staff grievances and disciplinary matters
  • review decisions to exclude pupils
  • deal with formal complaints

Contribution to the governing body

Governors should ensure that they are making a positive and meaningful contribution to the governing body by:

  • attending meetings (a minimum of 3 full governing board meetings and a number of committee meetings each year), reading papers and preparing questions for senior leaders in advance
  • establishing and maintaining professional relationships with senior leaders and colleagues on the board
  • getting to know the school, including visiting the school occasionally during school hours
  • undertaking induction training and developing knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis

Expenses

Governors can receive out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of fulfilling their role as governor. Payments can cover incidental expenses, such as travel and dependency care, but not loss of earnings.

If you would be interested, or would like to know more please contact the school on the telephone number or email at the top of the page.

Kindest regards,


Mr A Whiteley,

Headteacher