Co-Opted Governor

Hawbush Primary School, DY5 3NH
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13 Jul 2022
31 Aug 2022
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Hawbush Primary School is a thriving one form entry primary school that is moving at rapid pace towards being a school with aims for everyone to ‘live our dreams and be exceptional’.

We are situated in a purpose-built school building with outstanding facilities in the middle of the Hawbush estate within the Dudley borough. Our pupils join us from age 2 in Time for Twos and progress up to the age of 11 in Year 6. We also have a purpose built SEMH provision on site for pupils with an EHCP with a primary need of social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

The Governors and Head Teacher of Hawbush Primary School and Maple Tree SEMH Provision are looking for co-opted governors to join us. 

Schools need governing boards that have a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to enable it to be effective. We are looking for dedicated individuals who can offer their knowledge and expertise, preferably in finance or business, but we invite applications from anyone who is interested in contributing to the success of the school.

School governors have an important role within the school, they have three main roles:

  • Set the strategic direction of the school. The governing board helps to set long-term plans for the school, decide where improvements need to be made and how to make them.
  • Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the effective and efficient performance management of staff. The governing board looks at the quality of education being offered and ensures the Headteacher is doing everything possible to improve results.
  • Oversee the financial effectiveness of the school, making sure the money is well spent. Governors examine budgets and spending proposals to monitor whether the school is getting value for money and ensure the money is spent in the right areas.

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment.

Anyone aged over 18 can be a governor. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. There is plenty of training available.

We are looking for individuals who can attend three meetings per year.  Governors can also come into school during the day to visit classrooms and speak to teaching staff and management.

This role of Governor is a fixed term appointment for four years from the date of appointment. It is a voluntary and unpaid appointment.

Hawbush Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups and equal opportunities. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is therefore subject to references being obtained, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

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