Ropsley Church of England Primary School is seeking two volunteers to join our Governing Body. Having recently undertaken a skills audit, the Governing Body particularly wish to strengthen its knowledge and experience in HR and/or legal skills, so if you feel able to offer these skills, you are encouraged to apply.
The school website www.ropsley.lincs.sch.uk and that of the national governors association www.nga.org.uk can provide more information about the school and the role of school governors.
At Ropsley Church of England Primary School the Governing Body brings a broad range of expertise to help the school achieve its primary aim; to promote high standards, which allow all our children to achieve their potential, both academically and personally.
The responsibilities of the Governing Body are to:
- ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- support the headteacher, but hold her to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and the performance management of staff; and
- oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure that its money is well spent.
The full Governing Body meets a minimum of six times a year. There are also business meetings, school visits, training, background reading and other requirements expected of governors. The governors make a substantial and valuable contribution to our school (and the wider community).
Professional skills from the workplace are valued on the Governing Body, and experience obtained in governance may also contribute to an individuals’ professional development.
Being a Governor is challenging and can be time consuming; but helping oversee the development of a school is fulfilling, (usually) enjoyable, and extremely rewarding work. It offers the chance to have a real stake in your community.
If you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the school by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01476 585379; and request a ‘New Governor Candidate Pack’, which will include more details of the role, a Code of Conduct and Eligibility to Serve, together with an application form to ensure that you have ‘the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school’. Alternatively, all of these documents are available in PDF format to download below.
The application requires a short personal statement of no more than 300 words indicating your suitability for the role. Please note that if we receive more applications than we have places a vote will take place and your statement will be sent out to our parent body to help inform their vote.
Candidates are welcome to meet with a current governor for an informal chat about the role. If you wish to do this, please contact the school, as above.
Applications close Thursday 2nd February at 3.30pm.