Introductions from the Governing Board
Becoming a School Governor
Becoming a school governor can be an excellent way for school staff to develop their understanding of school management and leadership skills. Lots of schools across Buckinghamshire have governors vacancies and school staff in all sorts of roles could have invaluable insight to add to a governing board.
Being a governor can be a hugely rewarding experience and a very effective way of learning about the strategic side of school leadership. Governors are unpaid volunteers and their work is often undertaken outside of normal school hours. The role usually requires up to 1 day per month of your time and we encourage employers to allow staff time out of their usual role when necessary to fulfil their duties as a governor. Anyone can be a governor – you do not have to have children, you just need to have time and passion!
For more information about the role of school governors, take a look at the governorsforschools.org.uk website.
If you would like to become a governor, you can email email@example.com or approach our school directly.
Oak Green School
Seeks a ‘Co-Opted’ School Governor
Being a school governor is a voluntary, unpaid position and we are incredibly grateful to the group of people who commit their time and expertise to our school.
We are inviting interest from people who might be keen to become a member of the Governing Board at Oak Green School and particularly welcome expertise from a range of industries and organisations to support our school.
Oak Green School is a very special place to be. It is a primary school that allows children to thrive within a secure, safe, welcoming environment. ‘There is a strong sense of joy about learning in the school.’ (Ofsted report).
We work in partnership with pupils, parents, staff, governors, and local services to meet the needs of the community. The inspiring curriculum ensures that we have a sharp focus on meeting the individual needs of all of our learners and every member of the school community is celebrated for the positive contributions they make. The nurturing and aspirational culture within the school is the result of many years of hard work by the staff, governors and whole school community.
- Why should I volunteer to be a school governor?
School governors make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities, and futures. Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board level environment. You will be assigned a governor mentor and there is plenty of training available to help you learn about governance in education.
- What will be expected of me?
The average time commitment is 5 to 8 hours per month, although it will vary, depending on the needs of the school and your role on the board. We hold Full Governing Board meetings once a term. We also have three committees that hold termly meetings. Depending on your skill-set, you will be a member of at least one of the three committees. If necessary, meetings are held virtually. Governors are also encouraged to visit the school and to attend events such as class visits, assemblies, performances and curricular events.
Over the past decade, I have found being a school governor an enormously enjoyable and rewarding voluntary role. Watching children grow into kind, smart people, in a safe, nurturing environment is simply amazing.
If you would like to discuss joining us at Oak Green School, please do not hesitate to contact me,
Ms Abida Khokher at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are highly committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils and the successful applicant will be subject to DBS checks.