Are you interested in becoming a Governor?

Why be a governor?

If you read the 'Who are we' page you can find our why each of our existing governors got involved. One thing we all agree is that we want the best for each and every child at Brockmoor Primary. Being able to ask the right questions of school leaders is key to this role but you do not need a background in education. In fact our diverse skills and life experience is exactly what makes us effective! We all find being a governor challenging but it is extremely rewarding and we feel we make a difference for our children.

What are governors?

There are currently 4 types of serving School Governors:

Staff Governor

A school staff member who has been elected by the staff.

Parent Governor

A parent of a child(ren) that is currently attending the school and has been elected by the parents.

Co-opted Governor

Someone appointed by the school from the wider community to bring skills and expertise.

LA Governor

Someone appointed by the Local Authority to act as a mentor to the school.

A Governor will normally serve a 4 year term from appointment. As a Governor you would be required to undertake basic training. You would be subject to the School Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment processes. You would be expected to regularly attend meetings, and to send apologies if you are unable to do so. There is usually one Full Governors meeting per term and one meeting per term for the School Improvement and Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committees. You would be asked to serve on at least one of these two committees and potentially on other committees. We have developed an Induction policy to assist new Governors in fulfilling their role and will provide relevant support and advice, including a mentor.

Please see attached a copy of the job description for the role.

More information can be found on the Gov.uk website regarding the role of school governors.

Our school ethos is that we are all committed to providing the absolute best for the children and community of Brockmoor Primary. Please take a moment to review our vision and values on the home page of the School website. As a Governor you would be expected to adhere by relevant behaviour standards and uphold these values.

If you are interested in becoming a governor please feel free to contact the school for an informal chat on 01384 816635 and ask to speak to our Head Teacher, Mr Brad Jones or the School Business Manager Tracey Parsons.

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