Have you ever considered being a school governor?

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Have you ever thought about the benefits of being a school governor?

Schools need governors who come with a range of different backgrounds, skills, experiences and viewpoints.

Governors have a corporate responsibility and work together as a team to make a difference to the lives of young people. Being a governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and the lives of local young people.

Governors at Castlewood School achieve these objectives through two committees, each meeting twice per term in the evenings. Our Ofsted report in March 2013 said ‘The governing body has a good balance of professional skills which are used to good effect to provide support and challenge for the school.’

It commented that governors ‘ are well informed about the quality of teaching, including what is being done to secure good teaching and to provide support where needed’ and that Governors know how pupil premium funding is used to provide support for eligible pupils and how this is helping these pupils to learn and achieve well.’

Have you got?

An interest in our children’s future?

Time, energy and enthusiasm?

A desire to make a difference?

Readiness to accept responsibility?

An ability to work as a team?

Are you happy to ask questions, listen and learn?

Then you could have what to takes to join one of the largest volunteer groups in the country, working with others to get the best for our children.

We can offer you:

A warm welcome

A chance to develop skills in strategic management

The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our School

A sense of achievement in making a difference to our School

The pleasure of helping students reach their full potential

Support through the West Sussex Governance Training Programme and in-house training

A friendly and supportive team of governors, staff and parents

We are currently looking for one additional school governor. If you are interested in joining us or would like some more information please contact the school office on 01403 734822 or email office@castlewood.w-sussex.sch.uk

Report contributed by Castlewood School.