|Belmont Primary Seeks New Community Governor|
With enthusiasm, a challenging mind and a willingness to make a contribution
Each school’s governors are a mix of representatives from parents, staff, the local authority and the wider community and Belmont Primary School is currently seeking a “Community” governor.
"You do not need to have an in-depth knowledge of education, to have children or to possess any special skills." says a member of the existing Governing body "You do need to have enthusiasm, a challenging mind and a willingness to make a contribution. We are looking for someone who will be committed to playing their part in continuing the success of Belmont, and developing it in the coming years. You should live relatively locally."
Governors provide the strategy for a school, monitor what’s going on and propose changes rather like a board of non-executive directors in a business but these are unpaid volunteers.
"It’s a challenging and sometimes demanding role, but is extremely fulfilling. Playing a part in children’s education is highly rewarding and many people gain new skills they use in other parts of their lives."
The Governing Body meets as a whole three times a year, with sub-committees (eg Curriculum, personnel, premises) meeting each term also.
Legally, “The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school's finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more”.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. The Chair or Vice Chair will get back in touch with you. Please do not contact the school direct at this stage; a visit will be arranged later.
Please note that being a Governor does not confer any rights of admission for your children. Governors are required to undergo enhanced checks at the Criminal Records Bureau before appointment.
September 27, 2007