King’s Sutton Primary Academy is looking for two additional community governors to join its governing body:
Someone who has an interest and/or skills in finance or accountancy to join its finance committee
All types of people can become school governors. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. You don't need to have a child at the school. Many schools would particularly welcome new governors who have transferable skills developed at work, or who have a particularly good understanding of the community served by the school.
The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:
The governing body is made up of:
Governing bodies make decisions based on the advice of committees that deal with specific issues, such as the school’s curriculum, premises or finances. If you become a Ggovernor, you will be asked to serve on a committee where you have an interest or can make a contribution. The amount of time involved for each governor varies between schools. However, in a typical month in a typical school, you can expect to spend at least six to eight hours on your duties.
Being a governor is a serious commitment, but it can be very rewarding. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a school governor on the School Governors’ One Stop Shop website here.
Click here to find out more about the job description of a school governor.
Tha chair of governors at King’s Sutton Primary Academy, Lisa Cavanagh, would be happy to discuss any questions you may have. You can contact her by email at the link below or write to her at this address:
The Office of the Governing Body
King’s Sutton Primary Academy
Click here to contact Lisa Cavanagh by email.