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Co-opted governor vacancy - Owlsmoor Primary School

Make a difference as a school governor

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The governing body of Owlsmoor Primary School has a vacancy for a co-opted governor.

We are looking to connect with people from the local community who have a desire to continue and improve upon the success of the school.

We are particularly keen to hear from those who have experience of marketing, the media, IT, education or finance that will enrich the expertise of the governing body.

About us

Our governing body is made up of 13 governors:

  • the headteacher
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 3 elected parent governors
  • 2 elected staff governors
  • 7 co-opted governors

We also 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.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2017) rated the school as ‘Good’, with the following comments about governance at the school:

“Your senior and middle leaders are very capable and assist you well in leading the school. Your committed team of governors is similarly effective, challenging and supporting you in equal measure to improve outcomes for pupils.

"Together, you evaluate well the school’s effectiveness. You know its particular strengths and what could be even better. Your sustained efforts have ensured that the school has improved further since your last inspection.”

We believe that being a governor at Owlsmoor 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 role

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

You will need to:

  • attend at least 2 meetings per term
  • attend 1 training session per year
  • visit the school during the working day at least once during an academic year

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 e-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 Fiona Stanton, Clerk to the Governors by emailing fstanton@owlsmoorprimary.com.

You can also fill in the governor registration form.

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