Become a School Governor
Governors play a key role in leading, supporting and improving school and becoming one can be a rewarding experience.
We’re always looking for people interested in becoming a governor, so please find out more and get in touch if you’d like to apply.
What school governors do?
Governors sit on the Federation governing board and work with the Executive Headteacher. They’re responsible for the strategic goals, while the Executive Headteacher implements them and manages the school from day to day. The governors:
- set the overall vision and direction of the school
- oversee the budget
- help recruit staff
- monitor the performance of the school, for example in key stage tests
- advise on school policies and procedures
You can find out more about governors’ responsibilities in the DFE Governance Handbook.
What you need to commit to:
If you become a governor you need to:
- take part in regular governors’ meetings, usually 9 times a year with extra committee meetings
- spend some time on training and getting to know the both schools in our Federation
- occasionally sit on appointments panels or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school
What you can get out of it
By committing a small amount of time each month, you’ll have the satisfaction of becoming part of a team involved in running our Federation. The free training available can give you skills you can use elsewhere.
You’ll get full training and you’ll always act as part of a team. You don’t need particular experience or qualifications, and anyone over 18 can apply.
How to apply:
Please contact our Chair of Governors; Mrs Jill Tutcher email: ClerktoMerriottandHaselburyP@educ.somerset.gov.uk