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Volunteer School Governor (Worsley)

Governors for Schools


Posted over 30 days ago...

Governors for Schools are pleased to be supporting Star Academies to recruit to their new academy in Salford. Star Salford Academy are recruiting Governors to join their Local Accountability Board.


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Worsley, M28 0BB

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

What’s involved? There are governor vacancies across England and Wales. Some schools are also looking for remote governors who don't need to live near the school they support. Governors volunteer at board level to set the strategic vision for their school. This involves constructively challenging current processes, using your unique skills to support senior leaders, and overseeing school finances. You’ll be involved in areas such as monitoring, budget management, and data analysis. As well as putting your expertise to good use, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your professional skills. Ultimately, you’ll work towards facilitating the delivery of a broad and exciting curriculum and oversee wellbeing and inclusion initiatives. Governance represents a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself while making a real impact on the education of children and young people. Governors work collaboratively with the headteacher and other members of the board, including parents and school staff. In most schools, full board meetings are held termly, as are committee meetings. Many governors will sit on a committee linked to their expertise or interests, such as teaching and learning or finance and resources. In addition to attending meetings, governors will need to read the papers in advance, complete training courses, and occasionally visit their school. Governors usually support schools for a period of four years and with an estimated time commitment of 7 hours per month. During these hours, you will attend meetings, read papers, attend training sessions, and make occasional visits to school. Who are Governors for Schools? Governors for Schools operates across England and Wales to improve educational standards and ensure all children and young people have the chance to realise their full potential. We believe the key to improving school performance is effective governance. By finding, nurturing and supporting a committed network of governors, we drive positive systematic change that benefits each and every student, regardless of their background. Governors for Schools recruits and matches volunteers with school governing boards and provides ongoing support.

What are we looking for?

Who can be a governor? The most important part of being a governor is the ability to ask questions, provide support and have the best interests of the school at heart. You don't have to be a parent or have experience in education to become a governor. Schools seek a wide range of skills to support the board, including finance, HR, and data analysis. Boards also need governors with a diversity of backgrounds and lived experiences to ensure a range of perspectives are considered during board meetings. Schools welcome professional experience, as well as community insight and experience of working collaboratively. You need to be aged 18 or above and there are certain criminal convictions that would exclude you from the role. A Disclosure and Barring Service check will be carried out by the school.

What difference will you make?

Star Salford Academy are recruiting Governors to join their Local Accountability Board. Star Salford Academy is a new, non-selective, all-ability 11-16 years school. The academy will open in Little Hulton in September 2023 on a brand-new state-of-the-art campus with modern classrooms, outstanding facilities and the latest technology. During its opening year, the school will admit an intake of 150 pupils in year 7. The school will continue to admit a new intake of Year 7 pupils at the beginning of each academic year. The academy will be part of a successful family of schools run by Star Academies. If you are over 18, passionate about education and about helping young people achieve their potential, why not consider becoming a Governor?  Governors play a hugely important role in making sure that every young person is given the best education, opportunities and experiences possible.  They work as a team, overseeing the work of the academy, acting as a “critical friend” to the senior leadership team and holding the academy to account for performance and development. We are always on the lookout for people who have the skills to:

share the mission, vision and values of the trust. ask challenging questions about performance. bring experience and leadership to support the school and its community in addressing their aim.


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