Parent Governor Opportunities

January 20th 2021

Could you make a positive difference to our school?

Kingdown School Academy Council are looking to appoint new parent governors to join our friendly governing body. Our governors come from a variety of backgrounds, and bring a range of skills and expertise to the governing body.

No experience is necessary – just an interest in working with the school to ensure that the high standards in the school are maintained and further developed.

What is required of a parent governor?

The Academy Council meets formally three times per year; attendance at these meetings would be expected, along with a mid-year review each January. Each governor is also attached to a member of SLT to complete two to three ‘link governor’ visits each year, and report back to the governing body on the school’s work in that area.

Examples of governor links include Teaching and Learning, Key Stage 3, and disadvantaged students.

Academy Council members also receive regular updates from the Headteacher about the life and work of the school across all Key Stages and provide feedback to the school from the parental body and wider community.

I don’t have any current experience of secondary education, other than my child’s time in school!

We actively encourage this. Our governors have a range of experiences, both in and out of education, and full training will be provided within the role. It is important that our Academy Council is made up of governors from all walks of life to truly represent the diversity present in our student body.

If you feel you might be interested in the role, please contact Helen Carpenter or Toby Holman, Heads of Kingdown School (via Allie Hart, Operations Manager and Head's PA – for an informal discussion in the first instance – and take the first steps towards making a real positive difference to the life and learning in the school.