How do the Governors help our school and children?
Our School Governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Anyone with an interest in education can be a governor. Governors are volunteers who spend time attending meetings and working to further the school’s development. The governing body consists of people from the school’s community. Every school’s governing body has parents; school staff; members of the community and representatives of the Local Education Authority. New school governors receive a nationally designed induction programme covering roles and responsibilities along with the Local Authority who run raining events to meet governors’ needs.

What do our Governors do?
Together with the headteacher they set the future direction for the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent. The Governing Body makes decisions collectively on matters such as performance targets, school policies and the school’s development plan. Governors monitor the impact of policies and oversee the use of the school’s budget. They monitor the school’s achievements and respond to inspection recommendations. They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints. Governors provide the Head Teacher with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. They ask searching questions and respect the Head Teacher’s position as professional leader of the school.

Contacting Our Governors

Our Governors are always happy to talk to parents.
A number of the Governors currently have children in our school and are often around school and available for informal chats.
Should parents wish to talk to Governor on a more formal basis then they can be contacted through the school office. An appointment can then be made. It is useful in this situation that parents give a number of dates and times they are available and a brief precis of what they’d like to discuss.

Anyone interested in being considered for a future vacancy may complete the attached application form and return this via email to brinsworth-whitehill.primary@rotherham.gov.uk, clearly marked for the attention of the Chair of Governors.

Job Description

Person Specification

Governors Handbook