Would you like to be involved in shaping and monitoring the strategic direction of our school? Are you committed to achieving the best outcomes for our children and school?
We are looking for new Bexton governors who can commit to:
A four year term of office,
Approx 3 x three hour meetings per term at Bexton in the evenings from 5pm-9pm (i.e. nine per year),
Two hours per week work at home to complete online training, and read emails and papers;
A couple of informal daytime visits to school each term in the governor role,
Additional time each term to attend occasional face to face training.
We will have vacancies for co-opted governors and parent governors. The work of each category of governor is similar but the parent governors and co-opted governors are appointed in a different way: the parent governors will be elected by parents, whereas the co-opted governors are appointed directly by our governing board.
Knowledge or previous experience of school governance is desirable but not essential as training will be given.
Parent Governor: We had planned to hold an election at the start of the Summer Term 2020, but will now be postponing the election date due to the coronavirus lockdown. Watch this space for an update in May 2020. We will welcome applications from all parents of children in our school. The only criteria is that you have a child attending Bexton at the time of application and that you can commit the hours necessary to fulfil the role on a voluntary basis.
Co-opted governors We are looking for governors who have at least one of the following skills/ background:
1. Accountancy 2. Public relations 3. Architecture/ building work 4. Previous experience of being a governor (preferably an academy as part of a MAT) 5. Knowledge of data and assessment in primary schools
We have one co-opted vacancy coming up in the Summer Term 2020.
For more information on becoming a Bexton governor, and how to apply, please send expressions of interest to Georgina Blake, the clerk to governors, at firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Georgina Blake’ in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you.