Governor vacancy - Easthampstead Park Community School
Make a difference as a school governor
We believe that being a governor at Easthampstead Park Community School (EPCS) 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.
We are currently looking for a governor and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:
- an interest in the performance of the school
- a desire to contribute to and represent the community
- an open and enquiring mind
- the ability to look at issues objectively
- the confidence to ask questions and join in debate
- a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
- the ability to work well with others
- time to spare
- a child or children currently attending the school
The governing body is made up of people from all walks of business life and many come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences. They are all volunteers who work together strategically for the benefit of the school and are the link between the school and the community it serves.
What we can offer
- a chance to develop skills in strategic management
- the opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our school
- a sense of achievement in making a difference to our school
- the satisfaction of helping students reach their potential
- training and induction
- an existing governor as a mentor
About the governing body
The governing body of our school plays a key role in:
- setting the strategic direction, vision and ethos of the school
- setting targets for raising standards of educational achievement
- monitor and challenge the progress of the school in achieving its priorities
- supporting and challenging the performance of the Headteacher
- exercise employer responsibility
- deciding policy and future development plans and ensuring the school meets its statutory responsibilities
- ensure financial probity
- make sure the premises are well managed
- report to the school’s stakeholders
As well as attending meetings governors also focus on specific areas of the school’s work. All governors have access to further training to develop their skills
The governing body is made up of 4 committees. See more information on the EPCS website. Committee meetings are held on a Monday evening and each committee meets once a month. All meetings are virtual at the moment using Google Meet.
You will be provided with training. This is delivered by Bracknell Forest Council or through the National Association of Governors. 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 a nomination form from The Returning Officer, by emailing email@example.com.
You can also fill in the governor registration form.