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Become a School Governor


What are we looking for?

John Burns School Governors may come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences. They are all volunteers who work together as part of the Governing Body for the benefit of the children of John Burns School and are the link between the School and the community it serves. We are currently looking for new Governors and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has the following attributes:

  • an interest in the performance of the school
  • a desire to contribute to and represent the community
  • an open and enquiring mind
  • the ability to look at issues objectively
  • the confidence to ask questions and join in debate
  • a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • the ability to work well with others
  • time to spare.

We are particularly looking for individuals with skills in marketing, IT, sponsorship sourcing, financial management and chairing meetings. Many employers really value the work done by School Governors and are often happy to give employees time off to visit the school in the day.

If you match the above description, you may be the very person to become a John Burns School Governor. Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and with as wide a range of interests as possible.

What can we offer?

  • A chance to develop skills in strategic management.
  • The opportunity to work with our friendly and committed team of Governors and staff in improving our School.
  • Training to develop an understanding of specific School management issues.
  • A sense of achievement in making a difference to our School.
  • The pleasure of helping pupils reach their potential.

What is the Governing Body’s role?

The John Burns School Governing Body is made up of Co-opted, Parent, Staff and Local Authority Governors and they all play a key role in:

  • setting targets for raising standards of educational achievement
  • monitoring progress towards meeting these targets
  • finding the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of the Headteacher and therefore the performance of his/her staff and the School as a whole
  • deciding policy and future development plans
  • upholding good governance and working towards the success of the School.

If you are interested in becoming a School Governor, contact Mary Buckley – School Business Manager in the office and she will put you in contact with Dominique Ryder; Chair of Governors or Daniel Johns; Vice Chair of Governors.

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