If you are interested in applying to join the governors as a co-opted governor we would love to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an information pack including an expression of interest form and invite you to meet a governor to find out more- please contact by 12 February 2022. You can also reach out to any of the serving governors for a friendly chat!
What is a governor?
Governors play a vital role in shaping the education of young people by helping to set the ethos, vision and strategy for schools. School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in the effectiveness of a school.
Who are we looking for?
We are interested in hearing from parents or members of the community with the skills listed below. This is a co-opted role to ensure that our governing body has people who can help us to fulfil all of our duties.
What skills and experience are we looking for?
We are interested in hearing from candidates who are passionate about education, have a thoughtful and broadminded approach, are welcoming, community focused and able to bring a fresh perspective to the governing body. We are particularly interested in candidates who are analytical and interested or experienced in school finance. Candidates who have some flexibility and daytime availability are highly desired and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds.
Who can be a governor?
Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people. You don’t have to have previous governor experience and don’t have to be an expert in education. Governors can be parents, but don’t have to be and can also be recruited from local communities and businesses. Governors are recruited by the governing body (these are co- opted governors), or through parent elections (these are parent-governors)
Who are the Governors at Round Hill?
Round Hill Primary School currently has 12 governors on the governing body. The group is made up of teachers, parents, staff and other volunteers who work together to support and monitor the school
What support will we provide?
Training and support for new governors will be provided through regular school sessions, mentoring and on-line sources. No prior experience of governance is necessary. We can support with access costs and expenses if required.
How much time does the role take?
The full governing body meets 6 times a year and in between meetings governors may visit school a few times to meet staff, attend events and support compliance etc. We estimate each governor volunteers about 5 hours per month. This will sometimes be during daytime hours but is flexible.
If you are interested in applying to join the governors we would love to hear from you. Please email email@example.com and we will send you an information pack including an expression of interest form and invite you to meet a governor to find out more.