The Governing Board of Hemington School needs additional governors and would love to attract the skills and experience of business people within our local community. We recognise the importance that the local economy brings to our community and wish to ensure that we have the widest and diverse range of skills on the governing board.
School governors are volunteers who work together with the Headteacher to deliver the best education for the pupils at their school. Generally, school governors are not specialists in education. Instead, much of the role is about exercising common sense – and of course working together in the best interests of the children. The governors at Hemington School work with the Headteacher on a diverse range of matters – from deciding what kind of school we want to be and thinking about how we want it to get there to ensuring money is spent on the right things. They also work together with the Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership as part of the Trust’s governing structure.
Most important of all, the governors are there to question and challenge the school’s leaders on the standards of educational performance. Ultimately, they work with the school to ensure that pupils receive the best opportunities to learn in an environment in which they feel happy and secure.
The local governing board meets every half term. Meetings last around two hours and are lively and interactive. Half of our current governors work full time and manage to fit in their role around their other commitments. Their motivation is invariably to make a positive contribution to something of fundamental importance – educating our children.
This is a hugely exciting time to be a governor at Hemington School. The school became an academy in August 2018 and joined the Midsomer Norton School’s Partnership at the same time. With the support of the trust, more opportunities are becoming available for our pupils, whilst staff and governors are taking advantage of the support structures a larger organisation can provide.
Governors are unpaid, doing what they do simply to try to make Hemington Primary the best school it can be. In return they gain skills which they may not otherwise acquire, as well as getting a wider perspective on a key part of their community. Most importantly, governors get the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make a difference in the education of the children who attend Hemington Primary School.
If you would be interested in having an informal chat about the role to find out more about how you can contribute to governance at our school, please email the school with your details at firstname.lastname@example.org.