Become a Governor

Being a governor is an important role within our school community.  The role is to work with other governors and the Headteacher to determine how the school develops and progresses in the coming years.  No experience is required as training is available covering basic governance to more specific functions such as finance and budgeting.

As volunteers, school governors carry out one of the most important and satisfying jobs in the education sector.

School governors are drawn from all walks of life, with each bringing his or her unique skills and experience to the role of school leadership – local people serving the schools and young people in their local communities.

You do not have to be a working professional, just someone who wants to be involved and make a difference.

You will need to be:

  • Enthusiastic

  • Willing to learn

  • Willing to make a difference

  • Committed to supporting children and young people

  • 18 years or over

 

Together with your fellow governors you will:

  • Decide what the school needs to achieve

  • Act together on both short and long term decisions for the future of the school whilst allowing the head teacher to conduct its day to day running.

  • Hold the school accountable for providing the best education possible

 

What commitment will I have to give?

  • Attend full governors meetings 6 times a year, and participate in committee meetings

  • Read the papers you receive to prepare for meetings

  • Visit the school occasionally to see it at work

 

What can I expect in return?

  • Excellent training and mentoring support from Governors.

  • True satisfaction of being a member of a team within the school, working together to make a difference to the lives of young people in your area.

 

If you or someone you know feel they can give the time and commitment to our school, we would very much like to hear from you.

CONTACT US

Highweek Community Primary and Nursery School
Coronation Road
Newton Abbot
Devon, TQ12 1TX

Phone: 01626 216300
Email: admin@highweekprimary.co.uk

© 2019 - Highweek Community Primary and Nursery School 

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