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VACANCY FOR CO-OPTED GOVERNOR                                           20th October 2020


We are looking for someone with particular skills in finance to join the governing body of the school as a co-opted governor with a specialism in finance. 


If you get on with people, would like to learn something new and give something back to the community, then being a school governor may be for you. To be a governor, you must be committed and interested in doing what's best for the next generation. Governor training will be provided, but we do need someone with experience and knowledge in finance.


The governing body

As part of the governing body, you are responsible for making sure the school provides good quality education. Together with the Head Teacher, you set the school aims and policies. Every school has a governing body. It normally includes:

  • Parents elected by other parents of children at the school
  • Citizens nominated by the local authority
  • Members co-opted from the community
  • Foundation governors appointed to voluntary schools to represent the church 
  • School staff, including the Head Teacher


What does the governing body do?

The governing body:

  • Is accountable for the performance of the school.
  • Plans for the school's future.
  • Selects the Head Teacher.
  • Makes decisions on the school's budget and staffing.
  • Makes sure the National Curriculum is taught.
  • Decides how the school can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and cultural development.
  • Makes sure that the school provides for all its pupils, including those with additional needs.


If you are interested, please contact the Clerk to the Governors at, or telephone the school on 01386 852646.

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