We currently have vacancies for co-opted governors – please see below for more information.
Please note we do not currently have any vacancies for parent/carer governors.
We are looking for committed people to join Aldington Primary School’s Governing Board as . Our Governing Board is made up of parent, staff, local authority and co-opted governors.
The Governing Board operates at a strategic level and is not involved in the day-to-day running of the school. We are responsible for the conduct of the school and the promotion of high standards. We carry out this role by setting the vision for the school, ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision, and that the school provides a high quality education for its pupils. This is done by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance.
Governors need not be experts in the field of education. What they do need is an interest in the school and in the welfare of its pupils, together with the time and willingness to get involved.
Governors also need ‘soft skills’ – the ability to be able to build relationships with a range of people, to be able to work as part of a team, to be able to question, and to make connections between different types of information. All governors are expected to be able to read budget reports and data on school standards. Training is available.
We would particularly welcome applications from people with experience in:
but whatever skills and experience you have could be useful.
The first stage of the recruitment process is completion of an application form (attached). The next stage may be the completion of a skills audit, to allow the Governing board to understand your skill set. The final stage is an interview with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors.
Our Governing Board has certain expectations of governors, which currently are:
In return, our Governing Board commits to:
Being a school governor is a public office and you may be given time off from work, but you would need to check this with your employer.
If you would like to find out more about how you can contribute to governance at our school, or have any questions, then please contact the school office, which will then arrange for a governor to contact you.
To apply for one of the vacancies please complete the attached form and return it to the school office for the attention of the Headteacher.
Thank you for your interest.
Dr Lynne Graham-Matheson
Chair of Governors