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Want to get volunteering experience, learn new skills and make a real difference in your community? Why not become a School Governor?


The governing body at Sutton on Trent Primary School are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals with an interest in education to join them as a governor. You do not have to be a parent with children at our school to join, although we do have parent governor vacancies. The role will require you to attend termly governing body meetings, at least one sub-committee meeting and visit school to meet teaching staff. Most governors will give between 10 to 15 hours per school term to their governor duties. The key role of a governor is to contribute to the schools vision, ethos and strategic direction, hold the head teacher to account and oversee school finances. That may sound like a big responsibility, however we consider options and make decisions as a group.


School governance is a mutually beneficial voluntary role - not only does it benefit the life chances of children in our community, but also gives governors the opportunity to use existing knowledge and skills and learn new ones which could benefit your own career. These could include team work, understanding data, thinking strategically and how to chair meetings effectively.


If you would like to know more, or would like to apply to be a governor, please contact our chair of governors, Mrs Rebecca Jackson via email at or contact the school on 01636 821286.