I hope you are all well, my name is Katie and I have just been appointed as Chair of Governors for this academic year.
I have been a governor at All Saints’ for 3 years and my children have been attending the school for 5 years – I also attended All Saints’ when I was a child. It has been such a privilege to see the hard work behind the scenes and witness the dedication and love the teachers put into our children’s time at school.
Whilst we cannot go into school and see all of the wonderful things that are being achieved at the moment, the governors are keeping up to date via Zoom collective worship, parentmail, our new website and regular online meetings. We have been so impressed with how carefully considered the approach to returning to school has been by Mrs Lamb and her team and we would like to send them a huge thank you for working so hard to keep our children safe.
Becoming a governor
With the new academic year comes vacancies on the governing body. We currently have three vacancies to join our enthusiastic team. These vacancies can be filled by parents, grandparents or anyone in the community. The governing board plans the strategic direction of a school, makes sure public money is well spent, and holds school leadership to account. There are two (online) meetings each term and the opportunity to join committees once you have settled in. Full training is provided initially and ongoing.
At All Saints’ we aim to have a diverse and dynamic group of governors covering a wide range of skills. We are currently looking for specific background knowledge in law/HR, strategy and data to further strengthen our team. These skills are not essential however, we are also looking for dedication, enthusiasm and an ability to question.
If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please email or call me, I would be delighted to talk to you in more detail about the position.
The deadline for applications is Friday 11 December. In the case of more than three candidates putting themselves forward for the vacancies, there will be a ballot.
(this was submitted too late to go in the magazine)