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Dingle Community Primary School have a vacancy for a Parent Governor. Are you interested in making a difference? If so, consider becoming a Parent Governor!

Why become a Parent Governor?


Governors have an important part to play in helping schools to run effectively. They work as part of a team with the Headteacher and school staff to help provide a happy, safe and thriving learning environment and an excellent education for all the children.


As a Parent Governor, you will be well placed to understand parents’ views and have first-hand knowledge of how the school is run. You will have the opportunity to work toward improving the school experience not only for your own child but for children in years to come.


This voluntary role can be challenging yet extremely rewarding and is a great way to build on your personal and professional skills. You will be supported in the role through a programme of training and mentoring allowing you to use your knowledge and experience to the full extent.


What will you do?


You will work with the Governing Body to develop the school’s vision and priorities, review educational performance and make strategic decisions.


Parent Governors are representative parents rather than representatives of parents. You will not be expected to gather the views of other parents and take them to Governors meetings or to personally become involved in individual concerns.


You will need to be able to present a balanced and impartial view, based on the benefits for all children.

You will receive reports from the headteacher and senior leaders and need to be able to question, challenge and support decisions.


You will also be expected to visit the school as a governor which can be a quite different experience to visiting as a parent!


What are we looking for?


The governing body operates a code of conduct which sets an ethos of professionalism and high expectations of governors.  


We need enthusiastic and committed parents from a variety of backgrounds. You do not need leadership or education experience; just a desire to give back to the school and its community and a proactive approach to becoming involved as a member of a team.


Next steps:


If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Gemma Anderson, Headteacher, or Paul Mountford, Chair of Governors, via the school office.


If you are interested please come to the school office for a nomination form.


Completed nomination forms need to be returned to school by Wednesday 22nd March 2023.