Co-opted Governors are important to the strategic development of the school as they broaden the experience and skills base of the governing body and can bring objectivity and a fresh pair of eyes to the issues we face and successfully meet the challenges ahead.
What is the Governing Body's Role?
The Governing Body of King’s Cliffe Endowed Primary School has three core functions:
- Setting Strategic Direction - championing our vision, values and ethos and setting priorities for school improvement
- Holding to account - we are responsible for holding the Head Teacher and Senior Leaders to account for the quality of teaching and learning, levels of achievement, behaviours and safety
- Ensuring good financial governance - ensuring good financial management by setting and overseeing the budget, ensuring that resources are allocated to school priorities and needs
In practice, though, the Governing Body can be best described as a 'critical friend'. The Head Teacher has overall responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school, and for us that means creating an environment where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential; children, teaching and support staff. The Governing Body is there to provide a framework which helps the Head Teacher to deliver the aims and vision of our School and enables her to reach her potential through the right mix of support and challenge.
We currently require a co-opted governor to join our governing body. You would be responsible for managing health and safety within our school and ensuring the welfare of all pupils. All our governors take on a curriculum responsibility and we are looking for someone to take on ICT and website compliance
I would be delighted to hear from anyone who is:
- A member of the business community
- Has specific experience in Human Resources and or/ Financial Management
- Has an interest in the performance of the school
- Has a desire to contribute to and represent the community
- An enquiring mind and the confidence to ask questions and join in debate
- Time to come into the school during the day and attend evening meetings.
The role of the governor is voluntary and yet comes with significant expectations of performance from the Government through OfSTED. You will need to give a level of commitment to carry out the role well and best serve the school.”
If you would like an informal chat regarding the role, please contact the school and a member of the Governing Board will contact you. 01780 470259