Interested in becoming a governor?
What sort of people are you looking for?
When appointing governors, the governing body must be mindful of the skills and experience of governors and seek to compose a governing body which possesses all the competencies required for effective governance.
At Shoreside we look for knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:
We would not expect every governor to fulfil all of these criteria but believe that collectively we should.
In terms of personal qualities, all governors should have good communication skills, be confident in questioning and challenging those in authority and be willing to actively engage with parents, staff, pupils, LA officials and Government appointed officers.
They should be able to work collectively with tact and discretion and respect the confidential nature of some discussions to which they will be a party.
Governor vacancies are advertised in the school newsletter and via letter but we welcome expressions of interest at any time. If you are interested in becoming a governor and would like to have an informal chat, do contact the Chair of Governors, Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher via the school office.