Why become a school governor?
The benefits of being a governor are immense and can include:
- Developing your professional skills and experience such as strategic planning
- Access to professional training
- Chairing, financial planning, and team working, all of which are valued by employers and can assist your own career development
- Building relationships and networks in your locality and
- Supporting children and young people in your community.
School Governors make a positive contribution to children’s education by offering supportive challenge to the school’s leadership team. School Governors work as a team and come from a wide variety of backgrounds to add value to school life by offering their skills, expertise and time.
Being a governor at Compass Point Primary School is rewarding
Compass Point Primary School is committed to raising educational standards.
We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of children and are willing to share their experience in an educational environment.
We are looking for dedicated individuals who can offer a passion for education with a belief and understanding of the schools holistic approach.
What are the benefits of being a governor?
Governors can hugely impact the direction of the school, improving opportunites for local children.
Governors can freely access a wealth of resources including e-courses and webinars in order to aid their professional development. The skills developed are highly transferable across the workplace and community.
What is the time commitment?
Currently, the LGB meets 6 times per year - that is once each half term - for 2 hours.
There are 2 committees that each meet 3 times per year - that is once per full term - for 2 hours (governors usually sit on 1 committee).
Each meeting will require governors to read some reports in advance in order to be able to ask questions at the meeting.
Governors should also regularly check-in with a linked staff member to find out how things really are in school, and report back their findings at the next LGB meeting.