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Bishopswood School

Bishopswood School

Part of The Propeller Academy Trust

Parent Governors wanted

Bishopswood School are looking for School Parent Governors


We are recruiting for two parent governors to join Bishopswood School’s governing body.

As many of you may already know, the governing body has an extremely important role to play in the running of the school: it is responsible for working strategically in partnership with the headteacher and staff to identify the most important aspects of the school that need to be improved, approving plans to achieve this, and ensuring progress.

All governors receive training to help them carry out their role.  Oxfordshire Governor Services run special induction courses for new governors and we expect all our governors to attend this training.

Parents, or anyone who has parental responsibility for a pupil on the school roll at the time of the election, can stand for election as a parent governor or can nominate someone for election (please make sure you get their permission) and can vote in the election.

The governing body meets once a term, in the eveningIf possible every governor joins at least one of three committees responsible for different aspects of the school.  The committees are Finance & Staffing (including Pay committee), Premises, Health and Safety & Curriculum and Assessment & Training (CAT).  These committees also meet usually once a term at times to suit the committee members.  We also invite governors to come into school occasionally during the school day so they can understand how the school operates and see improvements for themselves.

We will be sending out paperwork in September, but in the meantime, please think about taking on the role, or suggesting someone who will do it well.

We need committed parent governors to make the governing body as effective as it can be.