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Being a Governor at Four Marks Primary School

Being a Governor at Four Marks Primary School

We are looking for school governors to join to our governing body, so if you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy working as part of a team and are interested in giving something back to your community, this could be the opportunity for you. Currently, we have vacancies for a Foundation Governor, a Co-opted Governor and a Parent Governor.

 

School Governors perform the most important voluntary role in education. A school governing body is made up of representatives from the school, the parents, the local authority and the local community. School governors work with the school leaders to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the school, monitor, and hold leaders to account for its performance and have oversight of the budget. All this is done to ensure that the community we serve is afforded the best educational experience available.

 

There are no formal qualifications required to be a school governor, however you will need to be willing to dedicate time to carry out monitoring in school as well as read paperwork before meetings and be prepared to challenge the school through questioning.

 

We thrive as a team when we have a variety of professional skills and personal enthusiasm, transferable skills you already hold will be welcomed and celebrated. We support all our governors, throughout your entire term of office, to carry out training which will support you in your roles. As such no previous governance experience is necessary.

 

Essential skills:

  • Commitment 
  • Strategic Mindset and ability to act as a critical friend
  • Willingness to develop your own skills

 

Desirable Skills:

  • Any professional skill such as: Finance, Health & Safety, HR, Education, Business Administration

                     

Application Procedure

If you would like to find out more about the role, in the first instance please contact Karen Ballard in the school office who will be able to put you in touch with the Chair of Governors or the Headteacher. 

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