Becoming a School Governor
Would you like to be involved in raising standards of achievement and improving and supporting our school?
If so, why not consider volunteering to be a school governor?
Every school is managed by a Board of Governors. Governors work with the school Headteacher to meet the educational needs of the schools pupils in a secure and safe environment.
How could it benefit me?
Being a school governor at South Petherton Junior School can bring great satisfaction through the opportunity to make a difference to the effective running of our school. Governors work as a team in contributing knowledge and expertise and in making collective decisions for the school. As a governor you acquire transferable skills and experience that can benefit you both personally and professionally. Free training is also provided each term on a number of subjects essential to support you in your role.
Who can apply to be a school governor?
Parents, teachers and people over 18 years old can apply to be a school governor.
Do I need specific qualifications to be a school governor?
As a governor, what should you be able to do?
- Attend and participate in governors’ meetings on a regular basis, usually six full Governing Body meetings per year.
- Attend mandatory training provided by the Local Authority.
- Attend other training sessions to further your knowledge and expertise.
- Spend time getting to know the school through link governor visits/learning walks.
- Respect confidentiality at all times.
- Adhere to our Governing Body’s Code of Conduct.
What is a school parent governor?
Parent governors play a vital role on governing bodies, holding the unique position of having a parental viewpoint of the school. … It is important for parent governors to establish a rapport with the parental body which elected him/her, whilst continuing to maintain a strategic approach to school governance.
If you are interested in becoming a governor at our school, please contact:
Dr Martin Rawlings MBE, Chair of Governors: