14th September 2020
I am writing to inform you of a vacancy for the role of parent governor on our governing board.
The school’s governing board is responsible for providing challenge and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for the school’s educational and financial performance. The board is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of our pupils and staff.
Together with the Head Teacher, the Governing Body has overall responsibility for the running of the school; amongst many duties, Governors are involved in deciding school policies, allocating the school’s budget and appointing senior staff.
The Governing Body has 3 core functions:
· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
· Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
· Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
As a governor, you should have a strong commitment to the role with a focus on improving outcomes for children, good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills.
Governors meet as a full board 6 times a year, usually on a Wednesday at 3pm. There is also an expectation that governors can visit the school, during the school day, by arrangement with school staff. Training is provided and governors are required to attend induction training and additional training as required.
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying, please contact me for an informal discussion via firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 28th September. If we receive more applications than there are vacancies, a secret ballot will be carried out. We will inform you closer to the time if we have to do this.