Could you be a school governor?
Would you be interested in helping your local school provide the best possible education for village children?
The Duke of Bedford Primary School has a vacancy for a governor from the community and the school would love to hear from people in the village willing to help.
The school’s governing body does a variety of things – it is responsible for setting the budget, it appoints the head-teacher and works with the teaching staff to ensure that pupils have the best-possible learning experience.
The school governing body comprises 12 governors, including the head-teacher. There are four Parent Governors (filled by parents or carers of children at the school); five Co-opted Governors (appointed from within the community), one Local Authority Governor and one Staff Governor.
There are no specific skills required, just an interest in helping the school be as good as it can be. Professional expertise or experience of business can be helpful, but governors are expected to attend training courses run by the local authority to provide all the skills and knowledge required.
Chair of governors, Pauline Coakley said: “This is an excellent way of helping in the community and it can be extremely satisfying. Don’t feel that you can’t do it or you’re not skilled enough, we are just ordinary people doing our best for the school.”
Anyone interested can contact:
Pauline Coakley on 270693 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Rayner on 270137 or e-mail: email@example.com