Could You Be Our Next School Governor Superhero?
At the Horncastle Education Trust, it is really important to us that the community is involved in shaping its local schools. One of the best ways to do this is by having an established team of superhero school governors who can offer real life experience and advice to help run our schools effectively and in line with our values.
We believe that every student, whatever their background, has the right to flourish, to achieve and to succeed. Therefore, everything undertaken by Horncastle Education Trust should have this ambition at its heart.
What do school governors do?
Governors are volunteers who work closely with schools to uphold high educational standards, safeguard students, and help to shape future developments. Being a governor also involves visits to the school, attending governing body meetings, training opportunities, and our annual conference where you can meet and get to know other governors, trustees, and members.
Governors can also contribute to the strategic direction of the school and be a critical friend by holding school leaders to account. Governors don’t get involved with the day-to-day running of the school but instead support leadership teams to drive school improvement. Most importantly, governors are passionate about ensuring that the children in their community have the best chances in life.
Governors are extremely beneficial for our schools. Collectively they are representatives from within the community who possess a wide range of skills, perspectives, and talents, who can unite to make our schools the best that they can be.
You can find out more by watching this short animated video on becoming a governor by the National Governance Association.
Can anyone be a school governor?
Yes! You don’t necessarily need to be an experienced professional or businessperson to get involved. Both hard and soft skills are valuable to school governing bodies. We embrace diversity and equality and welcome the range of experience all individuals can bring.
So whether you’re a parent of a student, a seasoned business professional, a graduate kick-starting their career, a teacher, a charity representative or anything in between, you can apply for a governor position!
What does becoming a school governor mean for me?
Becoming a governor is an extremely rewarding commitment and responsibility. Although these are not paid positions, we offer training and networking opportunities to help give you the best foundations to help your local community and expand your transferrable skills.
When you join us, you’ll be developing your knowledge and skills with support from our friendly and experienced team. You will have access to a range of training schemes and the latest information from sector specialists such as the National Governance Association and Confederation of School Trusts. The main goal is to help you become an integral part of our school community that provides the best educational and social outcomes for future generations.
I’m interested in becoming a governor – what do I do next?
It’s great that you want to help your school by becoming a governor! We’re currently seeking governors to join the following schools:
- Banovallum Secondary School, Horncastle
- Frithville Primary School, Boston
- Huttoft Primary School, Alford
- New York Primary School, Boston
- Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle
To find out more, please email [email protected] with ‘Governor Recruitment’ in the subject line.