Community Governor at Lord Williams’s School

Start Date: 10 December 2019

Address

Lord Williams's School, Thame.

Contact nameSarah Wormley, Clerk to the Governors

Telephone number01844 210599

Email addressgovernors@lordwilliams.oxon.sch.uk

Website https://www.lordwilliams.oxon.sch.uk/governance/2548.html

Additional information

The Governing Body at Lord Williams's School, Thame, currently has two Community Governor vacancies. Community Governors require no special qualifications except an interest in helping the school. Training is provided and you will be mentored by an existing governor to help you find your feet. Community Governors are elected for a 4 year period.

Are you interested in how the school works?
Governors are responsible for strategic planning of the school, making sure that the budget is appropriately spent, helping with appointment of staff and ensuring that correct policies and procedures are in place. They help to build good relations between the school, parents/carers and our local community. Our Community Governors are very valuable members of the Governing Body. We rely on them to help us to maintain links with our local community.

Governor meetings are held in the evenings or after school. There are six full Governing Body meetings per year and Governor sub-committees also usually meet about six times per year. Governors are expected to sit on two committees and attend full Governing Body meetings. You can choose a committee you would like to join according to your interests but may be allocated the second in order to balance workloads. Details can be found in the Governance section on the school website. Governors are also encouraged to visit the school during school hours in order to get an understanding of how the school operates.

Now that Lord Williams’s School has become an Academy, some of the Governing Body members are also Directors of the Thame Partnership Academy Trust. This is the charitable company which is responsible to the Department for Education for the management of the school.

Anyone who lives in, or has a link with, the local community can nominate themselves to become a Community Governor.

All nominations should be sent by email (governors@lordwilliams.oxon.sch.uk) to Sarah Wormley, Clerk to the Governors by Monday 9th December. You do not need a seconder and you can nominate yourself. Please outline why you would like to be a governor and the skills and experience that you could bring to the role.

If there are more than two candidates, the Governing Body will select individuals who have the most relevant skills and experience for the role.

If you would like to know a little more about becoming a Community Governor, or would like any further information, please contact Sarah Wormley, Clerk to the Governors, on 01844 210599.