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Governor Vacancy at Belgrave Primary School October 2016


The school would welcome applications in writing for the position of Local Authority Governor. The school’s constitution includes one LA governor, 4 parent governors, 5 co-opted governors and 2 staff governors.

The governing body works together to further the best interests of the school and to carry out these roles the governors have taken on specific responsibilities by agreement with the governing body. Examples of these roles are: early years, curriculum, finance, buildings, safeguarding, health and safety and special needs. The school arranges induction training for new governors and there is a training programme that is available for all governors throughout their term of office.

The school benefits from having governors with a wide range of skills and attributes and is hoping to recruit a person who will be able to contribute to our existing team. We are particularly interested in having a governor who has time to dedicate to the role and would wish to be part of the school community. Experience has shown that all governors need a strong commitment to improving outcomes for children, the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and the willingness to learn.

The full governing body meets three times a year (once a term) and in addition each of our two committees meets termly. The two main committees are: Resources and Curriculum and Ethos. The dates for the meetings are set at the beginning of the year and our meetings are clerked by a professional clerk to governors.

LA governors can be nominated from a political party although this is not necessary. LA governors can declare that they do not have a political affiliation. The LA can nominate an eligible person and a governing body can recommend that the LA consider a nomination. Then it is the responsibility of the governors to appoint a nominee which will be dependent on the skills and attributes of the nominee.

Please have a look at our website to read about our Governing Body and find out more about the school. You will not need a log in to view the public pages.

If you would be interested in this position please contact the head teacher or the chair of governors. Applications should be submitted by Friday 28th October 2016.

Head Teacher
Deanne Garratt
01244 981151
Belgrave Primary School,
Five Ashes Road,
Chair of Governors
Mark Bland

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