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Could you be a Governor? Freshford Primary School needs you……

posted 19 Nov 2016, 02:01 by Parish Council Communications
We are currently looking for 3 new co-opted governors* and 1 new parent governor**. 
We are seeking interest in particular from anyone with:

Knowledge and experience of premises and facilities management (including health and safety)
Financial planning and management
Contracting services and legal knowledge
Educational grants 
Knowledge and experience of current educational landscape

You may just be passionate about children and education and willing to learn. Please get in contact.

Governors have a crucially important role in schools, overseeing how they are run strategically and setting outcomes. 

In conjunction with the headteacher they set the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction. 
They act as ‘critical friend’ to the leadership team and provide advice and challenge. 
They make sure that government legislation is applied in all matters.
They hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
They ensure the school spends its money efficiently and wisely.  

For further information see http://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor.aspx

Much of the work of the governing body is done through a committee structure. At Freshford there are four committees with delegated powers to make decisions:
Teaching & Learning
Finance & Personnel
Premises, Facilities and Communication

Governors are elected or appointed for a four-year term. They are expected to take a special interest in at least one committee area.  The full governing body meets a minimum of 5 times a year with committee meetings taking place as necessary throughout the year.

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in the first instance please contact either of the people below:

Helen Lorraine (Clerk to the Governors) freshford_pri@BATHNES.GOV.UK 01225 723331 
Alex Malir (Chair of Governors) alex@malir.com 01225 722144

*Co-opted governors are invited to join the Full Governing Body by current governors. 
** Parent governors are elected to the Full Governing Body by parents if there are more candidates than vacant posts