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King’s Sutton Primary Academy needs additional governors. Could one of them be you?

June 26th, 2018

King’s Sutton Primary Academy is looking to appoint additional members of the governing body. If you are interested in helping run an institution that plays such an important part in shaping the lives of the village’s children, please consider applying for one of these roles. The current governors would particularly like to hear from people with interest  and/or expertise in Early Years Foundation Stage, Health and Safety or Finance. Parents and grandparents are of course welcome to apply as is any other resident who is keen to make a positive contribution to life in our village community.

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 using the link at the foot of this page. 

Who can become a school governor?

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. 

What do school governors do?

The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that it is run to promote pupil achievement. Its duties include:

  • Setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • Approving the school budget
  • Reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

The governing body is made up of:

  • Parent governors (elected by parents)
  • Staff representatives (elected by school staff)
  • Community governors (members of the local community appointed by the governing body)

What would be involved?

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 governor, 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. 

Find out more 

Being a governor is a serious commitment, but it can be very rewarding. Click here to find out more from the Governors for Schools website. 

Click here to contact Lisa Cavanagh by email.

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