Would you like to be a school Governor? The Local Governing Board (LGB) of Callington Community college seeks new governors. It would be great if you would consider taking up this opportunity to support the children in our area.
Governors are unpaid volunteers – parents, staff, members of the local community – who commit their time and expertise to making a real difference to the outcomes of local children.
‘Effective governance provides strategic direction and control to schools… It creates robust accountability, oversight and assurance for their educational and financial performance and is ambitious for all children and young people to achieve the very best outcomes.’ (Dept for Education)
A Governor’s role: The LGB contributes to key areas, such as
- Setting the college’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the college and its pupils; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the college and making sure its money is well spent.
How much time you should aim to put in: Ideally, this entails a regular commitment of two or more hours per week in term time (including monitoring in school, liaising with fellow governors etc) – which includes attending two or three meetings per term.
If you are interested: If you feel you could make a positive contribution to the governance of the college, please get in touch. You do not need prior experience in education. Expertise in data analysis or finance would be an asset to complement the skills set of current governors, but let us know how you feel you could support the college and we would be pleased to hear from you.
In the first instance please contact our Clerk (details below). If you are new to the college, we can arrange a visit and an introductory chat with one of our governors; if you are already familiar with the college and would like to move the process along we will ask you to complete a skills audit form and submit a personal profile.
All appointments are subject to safeguarding checks and suitability. Governors are entitled to time off work (unpaid) to fulfil their duties, and are crucial to the success of schools – so please do consider applying.
Jessamie Thomas, Clerk to Local Governing Board firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact Mrs Mandy Underwood, PA to Principal, 01579 383 292