Governors are responsible for working with the Headteacher to set the strategic direction of the school, and to support and challenge senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.
Governors also have a key role in the strategic financial management of the school’s budget. As well as supporting the Headteacher in promoting the school’s Christian vision and values, being a school governor involves a commitment to attending a minimum of 5 meetings per year and undertaking 2-3 Governor Monitoring visits. In addition, you must be willing to attend key training such as safeguarding, new to Governance and schools’ finance training.
There are currently 3 vacancies on the Governing Body:
- 2 representatives from the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Nutfield
- 1 representative from Christ Church, South Nutfield
Applicants must be a member of the congregation at the respective churches. No special qualifications are required, but enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are important qualities.
Governors often bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives such as finance, law, premises management and human resources, and these attributes are welcomed by the school. The school is particularly looking for one of the new Governors to have finance experience.
If you think you might like to support the school in this way and would like more information about what the role entails, please contact either Sam Nicholls (Chair of Governors) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Imogen Woods (Headteacher) on 01737 823239, email email@example.com.
They would both be very happy to answer any questions you may have.