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Ropley Church of England Primary School

Co-Opted Governor

Closing date: 30/09/2019 at 12:00

Job Start Date: October 2019

Contract/Hours: Other, Part-time

Salary Type: Other

Salary Details: Not Applicable

Salary Pro-Rata: 0

Hours of Work: Approx 40-50 hours per year

Location of Role: Ropley Primary School

Job/Person Summary

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to our school and our children, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment. We are seeking to recruit a new governor to the full governing body, so we have balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience across the board.

As a Co-Opted Governor, you would be able to support us in the following ways:

  1. Support and challenge the Head Teacher to improve the outcomes of our children.
  2. Use your own professional knowledge to contribute to conversations and debates.
  3. Develop and utilise your skills in a board-level environment
  4. Make a valuable contribution to the ongoing development and education of our school.
  5. Bring your unique experiences, perspectives and insights in to decision-making in the interests of the school community 

 What school governors do?

The Board provides strategic leadership and accountability in schools. It has the following key functions;

  1. Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  2. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  4. Ensuring the arrangement of Health & Safety for the pupils and staff is being well managed and maintained

Governors set the aims and objectives for the school and set the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. Governors monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher.

 Your actions will include:

  1. Appointing and performance reviewing the Headteacher, including making decisions about pay
  2. Managing budgets and deciding how money is spent
  3. Engaging with pupils, staff, parents and the school community
  4. Visiting the school to monitor the school’s performance
  5. Addressing a range of educational and care issues within the school including disadvantaged pupils, pupils with special needs, staff workload and teacher/practitioner recruitment
  6. Looking at data and evidence to ask questions and have challenging conversations about the school

 Your Commitment to Ropley:

Your commitment as a governor will require you to;

  1. Attend 6 two hour Full Governing Body meetings during each academic year
  2. Review and ensure that school policies are compliant with National and County requirements
  3. Visit the school and monitor that the Head Teacher and staff are fulfilling and meeting the requirements of the School Improvement Plan
  4. Attend internal events held in school

 The total commitment time throughout the academic year is typically 40-50 hours.

Application Procedure

visits to our school are warmly encouraged.  Please contact the school office to arrange a visit or to request an application form.

Safer Recruitment

Ropley Church of England Primary School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Church Street, Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0DS

Telephone: 01962 772381

Website: www.ropleyprimary.co.uk/

Application form