The governing body of a school makes important decisions about the way the school is run. This can include interviewing and appointing staff, agreeing the school's budget, working on school policies, agreeing targets for pupil performance and ensuring pupils make good progress.
School governors have to be committed and are expected to attend governing body meetings, which often take place twice a term. Many will also be involved in sub-committee meetings which focus on specific areas of work such as finance or school premises.
Governors are required not only to support the school but also consider how improvements can be made. It can be a demanding and varied role but also a satisfying one where your contribution can make a difference. If you do become a school governor you will be given support and training and will also be encouraged to make the most of your existing experience and skills to assist the governing body.
There are a number of vacancies across Slough. If you are interested please contact the Slough governors services for more information and advice: firstname.lastname@example.org