Governing Body Vacancies

At Tutshill C of E Primary School we have 3 vacancies for a co-opted governor to join our governing body. As a governor, you will be a volunteer who makes a vital contribution to the success of the school.

School governors have three main roles.

  • Governors ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
    The governing body helps to set long-terms plans for the school, decide where improvements need to be made and how to make them.
  • Governors hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
    The governing body looks at the quality of education being offered and ensures the head is doing everything possible to improve results.
  • Governors oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
    Governors examine budgets and spending proposals to monitor whether the school is getting value for money and ensure the money is spent in the right areas.

This role may be particularly of interest if you have skills in finance/accounting, human resources, data or education- both outcomes and specialist experience but we invite applications from anyone who is interested in helping the school be the best it can be. The role is particularly rewarding as it provides an insight and contribution to the strategic oversight of the school.

Full training is available and governors are encouraged to attend regular training sessions, either in person or online.

We are looking for someone who can attend approximately six full governing body meetings per year and around three/ four committee meetings per year. Meetings are currently held on a Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm.  Committee meetings are usually held on a Friday during the school day.  Governors also spend time in school during the day (around two visits per term).

You must be 18 or over to apply and all governors must have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please see below for full eligibility and disqualification criteria.  If you would like to express an interest in the role please email clerk@tutshillcofe.gloucs.sch.uk for an application form.