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  • Headteacher: Mrs A Burton
  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor




Vacancies for parent governors and community governors arise from time to time and we always welcome hearing from you if you are interested in either role. 

We currently have vacancies for Parent Governors and Community Governors.  

Please see the information below. There is also more information about the role of governors in the Governance section of our website.  


We are hosting two informal drop-in sessions on Wednesday 7th February 2024.  See the attached poster below or the recent parentmail for more details...


Being a governor is a voluntary role.  It can be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding and our governors have a real part to play in making our school successful and supporting our children to aspire…achieve…thrive.  No special qualifications are needed; the most important thing is to want to support the school and to be prepared to play an active part in the work of the governing board. 



If you are interested in becoming a governor, please read the information below 'Could you become a governor?which gives more information about being a governor and the important information on 'Eligibility' which outlines the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. All governor appointments are subject to statutory appointment checks, including an enhanced DBS check.


How much time does it involve?

The average time commitment is about four hours per month but it does vary month to month.  This includes:

  • Preparing for and attending meetings.  We meet 4-6 times a year, usually on a Thursday evening approximately 4:15-6:15pm.  Before meetings, there are papers that need reading such as policies and reports.   

  • Taking part in occasional school visits and meetings with teachers during the school day. 

  • Supporting some of the school's activities in an informal way to get to know the school


Is any training needed?

You don't need any specific training to be a governor.  However, as a new school governor, you will be expected to take part in training to help you understand your role and develop your knowledge and skills.  You will also need to undertake some essential training on appointment and annually thereafter, including safeguarding and data protection. 


How long will my role last?

The term of office for a governor is four years. You can resign before your term is finished if you wish.  Your term of office can also be extended if you choose.  


Parent Governors - How to stand for election

Our parent governors are elected by and from the parents of pupils attending our school.  To be elected as a parent governor you must have parental responsibility for a child registered at the school.  


Community Governors – How to apply

Community governors don’t have to have a child attending the school.  Community governors are appointed by the governing board for the skills they can offer and the contribution they can make.  If you, or someone you know, might be interested there is an application form available on the website.  There is no deadline for applications but we would be pleased to hear from you soon.   




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