Make a difference as a school governor
Are you enthusiastic about education? do you have some time to spare? If so, you may be just the person we need.
Here at Meadow Vale Primary School, we are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to join our friendly, effective, and cohesive governing body. We are looking for a co-opted governor and would love to attract individuals from our local community who have the skills and experience to contribute to the success of our school.
We are a welcoming and inclusive school, with a strong sense of community and a commitment to improving outcomes for all children. We are keen to make the governing body more reflective of the diversity of our pupils, so are looking for someone with enthusiasm, time, and flexibility to contribute effectively to the role.
Our governing body is made up of 13 governors:
- the headteacher
- 1 local authority governor
- 2 elected parent governors
- 1 elected staff governor
- 8 co-opted governors
We also employ a professional clerk.
In the current team we have a diverse set of skills. We would especially welcome applications from candidates who have experience in finance, data analysis and, or education.
We play an important part in raising school standards through our 3 key roles of setting strategic direction, accountability, and monitoring and evaluating school performance. As a board, we actively engage with the school so that we can effectively provide support to the headteacher and her leadership team.
Access to training and information to build on existing skills or to develop new ones will be available. You will also have support from the clerk and other members of the board.
The time commitment for the role would be:
- at least 3 evening meetings per term
- one evening training session per term
- visit the school during the working day at least once per term
By becoming a school governor you will be:
- helping to create the citizens of the future
- developing skills in a local community enterprise
- gaining professional development
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
To request an application pack, email Fiona Stanton, Clerk to the Governors at email@example.com.
You can also fill in the governor registration form.