St James Primary School
Becoming a Governor
Would you like to be involved in supporting and improving education in your local community? If you would, why not consider becoming a school governor.
Governors come from all walks of life with no requirement for particular experience or qualifications. Your role would be to bring an external perspective to the running of the school, either as a parent or a member of the community.
Governors can belong to up to two governing bodies at any time and expect to commit to 10-15 hours per term for preparing for and attending meetings and school visits. You will be required to complete two compulsory training courses in the first year of your appointment (totaling approximately four hours) and further training will be available depending on your role and responsibilities on the governing body.
Governing bodies have a key role in monitoring effectiveness and acting as a critical friend – ready to challenge but keen to support. Working with other governors and school leadership, you will ensure there is a focus on outcomes so that every child reaches their potential.
The most important qualities for being a governor are enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education.
If you are interested in becoming a governor at St James Community School please contact the office for more information and an application form.