Governor vacancy September 2020

September 2020 Governor vacancy at Carclaze School


Are you passionate about our future generations? Do you want to make difference to young people? Would you like to develop your own skills? Do you have some time to give to our wonderful community? Have you ever thought about becoming a school governor.......? 

Carclaze Primary School is currently seeking new individuals to join our Governing Board. 

To be a school governor you don’t need to have a background or experience in education, or be a parent or a parent of a child at the school - what we need are people who are over 18; engaged; passionate; committed; confident in having courageous conversations; curious with an enquiring mind; able to challenge the status quo to improve things; collaborative to build strong relationships; critical to improve their own work and that of the board and creative in problem solving....phew! Sounds like a lot but you know who you are. 

For those that don’t know, a Governing Board provides strategic leadership and accountability to the school. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

They are expected to question and challenge leadership and to hold them to account. This is a position with a term of four years and involves meetings approximately every half term.

At this stage we are ideally looking for non-parents of Carclaze pupils as it’s really important to get a good level of diversity across the board but we are also happy to hear from parents if they are interested in becoming a Governor should they have skills, knowledge or experience that they think would be beneficial. A particular interest in Health & Safety, Maths, Data or Science would complement our governing board well.

So, if you want to join the largest volunteer workforce in the UK or would like to learn more please either email the school office ,  or contact the school on  01726 74194.