School governors are the largest volunteer group in the country. Governors come from all walks of life, but all share a passionate belief that every child deserves the chance to go to a really good school. The schools across our trust are always looking for new, enthusiastic governors – and maybe being a school governor could be a role for you?
All of the schools in our trust have their own board of governors, known as the Local Governing Body (LGB). Each LGB typically has between eight and ten governors – some are staff and parents, while others come from the local community or parish, or have joined the LGB because they can offer specific skills. Our LGBs typically meet once every half term.
School governors play an important role in making sure that their school runs well – by:
· Helping to plan the strategic direction of the school
· Ensuring the school’s money is well spent
· Holding school leaders to account for the quality of education provided
Governors don’t get involved in the day to day running of a school, but play a strategic role supporting and challenging school leaders to drive school improvement.
Being a school governor is a commitment and a responsibility, but is also extremely rewarding. Effective governance is a key factor in ensuring that schools run well and provide their pupils with a high-quality education. Within a church-school trust such as ours, being a school governor is also an opportunity for people to use their time and talents in Christian service.
If you feel called to volunteering as a governor in one of our schools, we would love to hear from you. Please visit Vacancies - Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (cdat.co.uk)