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Pudsey primary appeals for new school governors

A small primary school at the heart of the Pudsey community is appealing for new school governors to join their team.

The current governors’ team at Greenside Primary School has lost a few members recently and is looking for interested individuals to support the school in making sure children receive the best possible education.  

As part of a team of six to eight fellow governors, successful applicants have a vital role to play in making sure every child receives the best possible education. 

While it does take a bit of time (an estimated min of 10 hours/term, mostly outside of regular office hours) and is entirely voluntary, it’s a rewarding opportunity to develop new skills, meet new people and learn more about how education is governed. There are plenty of training opportunities.

While the role is voluntary, once appointed a Governor does have a statutory role to play including attending a minimum of 10–12 meetings over the course of the year and reading to prepare for those meetings.

A spokesperson said: “The particular skills that governing bodies need vary but include personal qualities and capabilities, such as the capability and willingness to learn, being a good listener and being a supportive member of a wider team as well as being curious, and offering respectful challenge where appropriate.

“At the moment, we are particularly keen on having people with financial skills. Find out more about what it means to be a Governor here: Be a school governor or trustee – National Governance Association (nga.org.uk).”

If you are interested and want to be part of Greenside’s governing body, e-mail admin.info@greenside-sch.org for more info on how to apply.

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