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Bitterne Manor Primary School

Bitterne Manor

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Governor Vacancy

We are looking to appoint a parent governor. We want to strengthen our skill-base and are particularly interested to recruit somebody with experience in financial awareness e.g. budget responsibility and / or data interpretation.


What is the workload?

The governors meet seven times a year, made up of a short planning meeting in September followed by a meeting once every half term. Governors are expected to prepare for the meetings by reading the papers before the meeting. Meetings are currently 6:30 – 8:30 on a Wednesday at school.


Governors are encouraged to make school visits, but it is recognised that some governors cannot make visits during the school day.


What does a governor do? (Source: School Governor One Stop Shop)

Governors do not manage a school day-to-day, but are required to oversee its long-term development.

Ultimately, all governor responsibilities come back to this task and can be split into three core roles - see picture.


Is there support?

There is a school-based induction programme and the school buys into further training, free to the individual governor.


Further Information: Please contact Mr Adams (Headteacher) or Su Brakewell (Chair of Governors – via the office).