Make a difference as a school leader

January 30 2014

THE governing body of Fairfield High School is recruiting additional governors to work with the headteacher to determine the school's overall direction, oversee the budget, advise on school policies and procedures, and monitor performance.

THE governing body of Fairfield High School is recruiting additional governors to work with the headteacher to determine the school's overall direction, oversee the budget, advise on school policies and procedures, and monitor performance.
Qualities that the school are looking for include a willingness to participate, an interest in education, enthusiasm and common sense. No educational experience or formal qualifications are required, neither does the applicant need to be a parent or have a child at the school.
Volunteers will be able to use and improve on a range of transferable skills, work with new people and have the opportunity to apply previous experience in a new environment. In return, training is offered throughout the year for all governors of Bristol City Council’s schools.
Volunteers are to attend a meeting once a term (six times a year), and to potentially be part of a committee looking after a particular area of the governing body’s roles and responsibilities.
The school governors provide voluntary guidance and support and have three key responsibilities including providing strategic management; being a ‘critical’ friend; and making executive decisions.
Those interested can contact Sue Gill, Clerk to Governors, at Fairfield High School, Allfoxton Road, Horfield, BS7 9NL or via the headteacher’s PA, Anne Dando, at ada@fairfield.bristol.sch.uk.