Part of our work with schools is to support them in identifying and recruiting Governors. Most schools will have a vacancy or two during the year and should always consider any gaps in skills when looking for new Governors. We are working with SGOSS (School Governors One Stop Shop) and partners locally to identify skilled governors.
The role of the Governor has changed over the years but it remains a pivotal part in the striving for the success of the school. Governors should now be highly skilled and these skills can be Finance, business, legal, school improvement/curriculum, property….actually the list is far more extensive.
The Diocese appoints Foundation Governors to church schools, these Governors have a particular responsibility to uphold the Christian Foundation of the school by monitoring collective worship, Christian ethos and distinctiveness and to develop and strengthen the partnership of school, church and community.
Commitments vary from school to school but will require time for preparation for and attendance at meetings plus visits to school.
Anyone becoming a Governor is taking the opportunity to make a huge difference to the school and community. We currently have schools with vacancies, if you are interested in becoming a governor please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the area you are in and your skills and experience. If you want to have a no obligation informal chat to understand more about the roles and responsibilities of Governors please phone Sarah Owen on 01392 294938.