Governor vacancies for New Scotland Hill Primary School and Nursery

Make a difference as a school governor

The governing body of New Scotland Hill Primary School and Nursery in Little Sandhurst has a vacancy for a:

  • parent governor
  • local authority governor

We would love parents from the school to join our governing body.

Are you passionate about education and would like to become one of our governors?

As a parent governor, you will bring a parental perspective to the issues discussed. You are not there to speak 'on behalf' of the parent body and you will be no different from other governors. You can use your perspective as a parent to help the board understand a parent's viewpoint. This will help the board make good decisions and maintain a link between governance and the parent community.

As a local authority governor, you will be appointed by the local authority but don't need to work for them. If you have connections with the community, through your work, as a volunteer or through your hobbies, you would be ideal for this role. Again you will be no different to other governors.

About us

Our governing body is made up of 10 governors:

  • the headteacher
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 7 co-opted governors

We also have 2 associate members 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, all of which are highly valued. 

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

We play an important part in raising school standards through our key roles of:

  • making sure we have clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

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 Tuesday evenings at 7:15pm)
  • 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.

Bracknell Forest Council supports governors with an experienced team of expert advisers, together with a comprehensive training programme. The training provided can also be useful in other fields of work. We believe that being a governor at New Scotland Hill Primary School and Nursery 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. 

How to apply

To request an application pack, email Claire Pollard, Clerk to the Governors at

You can also fill in the governor registration form.