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Manor Field Junior School

Co-Opted School Governor

Closing date: 31/03/2021 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time

Salary Type: Other

Salary Details: Voluntary

Hours of Work: Permanent, Part Time

Location of Role: Manor Field Junior School

Job/Person Summary

Do you want to be inspired by the impact of education and make a difference to your local community?

Manor Field Junior School is an amazing school which is at the heart of the Brighton Hill community in Basingstoke. We are looking for a co-opted school governor to add to our governing body, so if you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy working as part of a team and are interested in giving something back to your community, this could be the opportunity for you.

Governors perform the most important voluntary role in education and a full and diverse governing body can be a source of enormous strength to a school. A school governing body is made up of representatives from the school, the parents, the local authority and the local community. School governors work with the senior leadership team to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school, monitor school performance and ensure that the school budget is well spent; ultimately ensuring that our school provides the best possible education for our children.

Volunteering as a governor is a great way to contribute to your local community, meet new people and improve the lives of local children. You will develop transferable skills and learn more about the education system whilst putting existing skills and experience to good use. There are no formal qualifications required to be a school governor, however you will need to be willing to dedicate time to carry out monitoring in school as well as read paperwork before meetings and be prepared to challenge the school through questioning. We encourage new governors to carry out training to carry out their roles as effectively as possible.

Essential skills are ability to work as part of team, commitment to ‘collective responsibility’ and ability to think strategically.

Other skills such as finance, legal, health and safety, HR and general business skills can be very valuable additions to a governing board.

Application Procedure

If you would like to find out more about the role and meet the Headteacher, Paul Shakespeare, or the Chair of Governors, Kevin Cleveland, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment by telephone on 01256 329826 or alternatively by email: sue.burton@mfjs.co.uk

Safer Recruitment

Manor Field Junior 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: Haydn Road, Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 4DH

Telephone: 01256 329826

Website: www.manorfield-jun.hants.sch.uk/

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