The Diocese of Coventry

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Community Governor

We are currently seeking Community Governors for the following Academies:

 

Leamington Hastings CofE Academy, Birdingbury Road, Hill, Leamington Hastings, Rugby, CV23 8EA

In the first instance, please contact the chair of Governors at Leamington Hastings CofE Academy for an informal discussion about the role.

https://www.leamingtonhastings.covmat.org/contact-us/

 

St Barthlomew's CofE Academy, Bredon Avenue, Coventry, CV3 2LP

In the first instance, please contact the chair of Governors at St Bartholomew's CofE Academy for an informal discussion about the role.

https://www.stbartholomews.covmat.org/contact-us/

 

St Nicolas CofE Academy, Windemere Avenue, Nuneaton, CV11 6HJ
In the first instance, please contact the chair of Governors at St Nicolas CofE Academy for an informal discussion about the role.
https://www.stnicolas.covmat.org/contact-us-1/

 

St Laurence's CofE Primary School, Old Church Road, Coventry, CV6 7ED
In the first instance, please contact the chair of Governors at St Laurence's CofE Primary School for an informal discussion about the role.

https://www.stlaurences.covmat.org/contact-us/

 

St Oswald's CofE Academy, Addision Road, Rugby, CV22 7DJ

In the first instance, please contact the chair of Governors at St Oswald's CofE Academy for an informal discussion about the role.

https://www.stoswalds.covmat.org/contact-us/

 

Green Leek Federation
Burton Green CofE Academy, Hob Lane, Burton Green, Coventry, CV8 1QB
All Saints CofE Academy, Leek Wootton, Warwick Road, Leek Wootton, Warwick, CV35 7QR

In the first instance, please contact the chair of Governors at Green Leek Federation for an informal discussion about the role.

https://www.allsaints-leekwootton.covmat.org/contact-us/

 

Southam St James CofE Academy, Tollgate Road, Southam, CV47 1EE
In the first instance, please contact the chair of Governors at Southam St James CofE Academy for an informal discussion about the role.

https://www.southamstjames.covmat.org/contact-us/

Community Governors

We are currently seeking Community Governors to support the management of the school and enable the school to run as effectively as possible.  Governors work alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children.  Being a school governor is a commitment to attending local governing body meetings which consider issues such as setting the school vision, mitigating financial risk and scrutinising educational outcomes. Governors are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the headteacher and senior leaders. Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the governing board and schools benefit greatly from working with skilled volunteers, for example anyone with experience of finance, law, premises management or human resources. A governor with business know-how can transform the running of a school.

 

Academy governors have the following responsibilities:

  • To support the work of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust.

  • To have strategic oversight of the school, to monitor pupil achievement and attainment, to oversee the quality of teaching and learning, to review staffing patterns and to oversee finances.

  • To challenge and support the school and its staff in its pursuit of excellence and continual improvement.

  • To develop a detailed knowledge of the school community as a whole through focused visits.

  • To be supportive of the school, its Head Teacher and staff.

  • To attend meetings of the LGB and any committees that they are appointed to.


Personal qualities of a governor:

  • Integrity and good interpersonal skills.

  • A genuine interest in and enthusiasm for education.

  • A willingness and capacity to serve for four years.

  • A willingness and capacity to learn.

  • Transferrable skills such as finance, HR, legal skills or health and safety expertise to complement the skills of other governors.

 

Being a school governor is a chance to experience leadership at board level at any point in one’s career. The role provides individuals with the opportunity to develop and hone skills such as negotiation, influencing and teamwork. Volunteers need to be dedicated people who care about improving education, but they do not need prior board experience. It makes the role perfect for professionals looking to improve their business and leadership skills, give back to society and enhance children’s futures.

 

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