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The core responsibilities involved are:
- Ensuring accountability
- Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
- Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
- Budgetary allocation and control
- Planning for the long term future of the school
- Setting the school’s aims and values
- Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher
The governing body is usually split in to a small number of committees, each responsible for one area such as finance or health and safety. These committees will meet separately from the main governing body to discuss relevant issues in more detail. Discussion is then fed back at a full governing body meeting.
- Community governors are intended to represent the community served by the school and are appointed by the governing body itself.
- Authority governors are appointed by the Local Authority of the school. Depending on the area, appointment of authority governors may be made on a political basis.
- Parent governors usually have children at the school and have been elected to join the governing body by the parent body. If it is not possible to fill a parent vacancy this way the governing body may appoint parents of children at other schools.
- Staff governors are elected on to the governing body by staff at the school.
- Foundation governors are appointed by the organisation that set up the school, for example, the local church.
- Associate members are appointed in an advisory capacity by the governing body, but have no formal voting power.
The vacancy situation changes frequently and varies from region to region so it is not possible for us to publish specific vacancies online. Once you have applied our team is on hand to provide you with up to date vacancy information and find the best school for you. Click here to apply
The application process is exactly the same for Academies or Free Schools, just note Academy or Free School in the “School Preference” section of our application form. To find out more about Academies and Free Schools contact our team.
An area manager will then enter your details into our database and be in contact about the next steps of your application. The application process varies depending on the area you are interested in, as does the time it will take to find you a suitable position. However, each Area Manager operates as a point of contact to keep you informed of progress and will work to place you as soon as possible.