Background: A team of around 19 Teachers, Leaders, Therapists, and Support Staff take responsibility for the day to day management of the school, with a small board of volunteer Governors taking overall responsibility for:
1. Setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school, engaging with stakeholders and ensuring that statutory duties are met within the agreed policy framework
2. Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the school by holding the Head Teacher to account for teaching, curriculum, behaviour, and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; and contributing to self-evaluation and improvement.
What we are looking for in Governors: we would be delighted to hear from anybody that is interested in becoming a school governor, particularly those that:
have previous experience in a senior management role, in education or in a relevant sector/industry
have experience of SEND or social care – at any level
are interested in supporting the most challenging and vulnerable pupils in Norfolk
are able to commit the time required to carry out the role of Governor in full
have the confidence to ask questions and provide support and challenge to the school
are willing to listen, be objective, and make informed decisions
Would like to contribute to, and take an active role in the life of their community
What we can offer: Through the role we can offer you:
The opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable young people
The chance to develop skills in strategic management and leadership
The chance to access training and build your knowledge in safeguarding, education, therapeutic care and mental health support.
The opportunity to work with other school governors, pupils, parents and the community
A huge sense of achievement and the opportunity to see young people reach their potential
Networks and contacts within the education and social care sectors
Time Commitment: Governors will be required to visit and monitor the school regularly to apply scrutiny and to support the leadership team. Additional time may be required for mandatory training, planning, and to participate in Ofsted or other inspections. Ordinary meetings take place in the evenings and every effort is made to work around the existing commitments of governors.
For further information on the role and the general expectations of School Governors, or if you are interesting in applying, please contact:
168b Motum Road
t: 01603 251 310