Co-opted governor vacancies for Birch Hill Primary School

Make a difference as a school governor

The governing board of Birch Hill Primary school has several vacancies and would like to hear from self motivated and determined people that have a desire to continue to improve upon the recent success of the school.

If you have enthusiasm, a willingness to learn new skills and an ability to work closely and collaboratively with others then volunteering to be a school governor could be for you. You could help to make a positive contribution to children's education by using your workplace skills.

We are particularly keen to hear from those that have experience in human resources, finance, marketing, IT and education that will enrich our governing body.

At Birch Hill our motto is "Learn, Believe, Achieve Together". We set high standards of work and achieve this through providing a curriculum that also develops children's belief that they can achieve their highest aspiration, while working closely with parents and the whole community.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection (October 2019) rated the school as good. Some comments from the report include:

"Leaders and governors are ambitious for pupils to succeed."

"Leaders know the school well and have plans to make it even better. They are keen to work closely with parents and carers."

"Pupils learn quickly and staff understand pupils’ additional needs, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Staff help these pupils take part in lessons successfully."

The role

We are a dedicated, motivated team of volunteers.

Every governing body has 3 core functions:

  • making sure there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

We understand that all our governors have other commitments in their lives.

You will need to:

  • attend monthly meetings for a maximum of 2 hours and take an active part in them
  • attend 1 training session per school term
  • visit the school during the working day at least once per school term

You will be provided with training. This is delivered by Bracknell Forest Council or through the National Governance Association. This includes online learning for other sectors and types of work. This training makes school governance one of the best forms of personal and professional development.

How to apply

If you would like to know more about the role of governor, please email the Clerk to the Governors at

You can also fill in the governor registration form.

Contact information

Governor Services