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Foundation governor vacancy - Ranelagh School

Make a difference as a school governor

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The governing body of Ranelagh School has 4 foundation governor vacancies.

We would love to hear from self-motivated and determined people from our community who have a desire to help the school to flourish.

About us

The governing body at Ranelagh School works collectively to provide support and challenge to the school’s leaders. They work with the Headteacher on a diverse range of matters – from deciding the school’s vision, making sure money is spent on the right things and that children receive the best education possible.

In addition, foundation governors have a particular interest in and responsibility for supporting and encouraging the spiritual life of the school, and the Christian values and ethos.

The governing body currently has 17 governor positions made up of:

  • 10 foundation governors
  • 2 elected parent governors
  • 2 elected staff governors
  • the Headteacher
  • 2 co-opted governors

The role

Volunteering to become a school governor could be for you if you feel that you:

  • could help make a positive contribution to children’s education
  • have a passion for children’s education
  • could you use your workplace skills in partnership with our governing body to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school

If you have enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, the confidence to challenge and actively contribute during discussions, an ability to work closely and collaboratively with others then volunteering to become a school governor is definitely for you.

No specific governance experience is essential. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from people with skills or experience in change management, finance, education, HR or business.

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. In addition you will be assigned a mentor to support you and help you as you learn the ropes.

As a governor you will gain skills you may not otherwise acquire and get a wider perspective on a key part of your community. Most importantly, you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make a difference in the education of the children who attend Ranelagh School.

As a governor you are expected to attend meetings and take an active part in them. The full governing body meets every half term, with separate committees (made up of smaller groups of governors) meeting 4 or 5 times a year.

Meetings last around 2 hours and are very interactive. Governors are also expected to visit the school termly for monitoring purposes.

Most of our current governors work full time and fit in their role around their other commitments. Their motivation is to make a positive contribution to something of fundamental importance – educating our children.

How to apply

If you would like to know more about the role of a governor, please email either:

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, fill in the governor registration form.

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