Would you like to be involved in shaping and monitoring the strategic direction of our school? Are you committed to achieving the best outcomes for our children and school?
We are looking for new Bexton governors who can commit to:
A four year term of office,
Approx 3 x three hour meetings per term at Bexton in the evenings from 5pm-9pm (i.e. nine per year),
Two hours per week work at home to complete online training, and read emails and papers;
A couple of informal daytime visits to school each term in the governor role,
Additional time each term to attend occasional face to face training.
We will have vacancies for co-opted governors and parent governors. The work of each category of governor is similar but the parent governors and co-opted governors are appointed in a different way: the parent governors will be elected by parents, whereas the co-opted governors are appointed directly by our governing board.
Knowledge or previous experience of school governance is desirable but not essential as training will be given.
NB. There are certain things which will disqualify you from being a school governor- for example, you must be over 18, you can find the full list here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/1034/schedule/4/made - Please check the list before you apply, and if you are not sure whether it applies to you, please ask for clarification from the clerk before you apply.
Parent Governor: We will welcome applications from all parents of children in our school. The main criteria are that you have a child attending Bexton at the time of application, and that you can commit the hours necessary to fulfil the role on a voluntary basis. We had advertised in the Spring, and by the closing date, we had received expressions of interest from five parents, but we had to postpone the election due to the pandemic. We plan to hold the delayed election this Autumn Term 2020. For any parents who have not already applied, and would like to, please send expressions of interest to the clerk by 15 January 2021 for our next parent governor election which will take place in March 2021.
Co-opted governors We are looking for governors who have at least one of the following skills/ background:
1. Accountancy 2. Public relations 3. Architecture/ building work 4. Previous experience of being a governor (preferably an academy as part of a MAT) 5. Knowledge of data and assessment in primary schools
We have one co-opted vacnacy and are seeking a fully qualified accountant. Our second co-opted vacancy will be advertised this Autumn 2020, for a governor with specialism in one of the above areas.
For more information on becoming a Bexton governor, and how to apply, please send expressions of interest to Georgina Blake, the clerk to governors, at Georgina.Blake@bexton.cheshire.sch.uk