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Co-opted governor vacancy - Fox Hill Primary School

Make a difference as a school governor

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We believe that being a governor at Fox Hill Primary School can give a volunteer a deep level of personal satisfaction in helping others in their community, as well as developing practical skills useful in all workplaces.

The governing board of Fox Hill Primary School, Bracknell, has vacancies for 2 co-opted governors.

We are looking to encourage people from the local community to join our governing body at Fox Hill Primary School.

We would love to hear from anyone who is passionate about education and would like to become one of our governors. 

We are particularly keen to hear from those who have experience in any of these areas: 

  • finance or audit experience
  • HR, personnel or recruitment
  • experience of inspection within the schools sector

About us

Our governing board currently has 13 governors:

  • the headteacher
  • 2 elected parent governors
  • one local authority governor
  • one staff governor
  • 8 co-opted governors

We also have one associate governor and employ a professional clerk.

All of our governors have their own careers and responsibilities, but they dedicate time to the school when they are able.

Our governors bring a wealth of different experience to the governing body including financial expertise, strategic planning and more practical skills, all of which are highly valued.

The governing body’s overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the headteacher, to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school.

We play an important part in raising school standards through our 3 core functions of:

  • setting strategic direction
  • accountability 
  • monitoring and evaluating school performance

Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated the school as 'Good' after being a school that required improvement for some years. Needless to say we are delighted and it is down to the hard work of the headteacher, staff, governors and pupils.

The role

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

You will need to:

  • attend at least 2 meetings per term - on Monday evenings
  • attend one training session per year
  • visit the school during the working day at least once during an academic year

Governors play a very important role in the following ways:

  • forging close links with parents and supporting the school at consultation meetings
  • keeping abreast of pupil progress meetings
  • constructive challenge of the school’s leaders on the fine detail of the results of testing
  • keeping a watchful eye on school spending, particularly that linked with pupil premium, and making sure this funding has the desired impact

Our governors all agree that seeing how the school runs and the impact of their decisions on the school community is the most enjoyable part of being a governor.

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 are interested in the position, please request an application pack from Claire Pollard, Clerk to the Governors, by emailing clerk@foxhillschool.co.uk.

You can also fill in the governor registration form.

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