Governor Recruitment and Vacancies

What are we looking for?

Our school Governing Body is made up of Governors from all walks of life and many come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the school and are the link between the school and the community it serves.

We want you

We are currently looking for new Governors and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:

• an interest in the performance of the school

• a desire to contribute to and represent the community

• an open and enquiring mind

• the ability to look at issues objectively

• the confidence to ask questions and join in debate

• a willingness to listen and make informed judgements

• the ability to work well with others

• time to spare

If you match the above description, you may be the very person to become a Governor at Marlborough School.

Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and with as wide a range of interests as possible.

The existing board would welcome applications from anyone who has the following skills/ background: HR, property/estates management, legal, safeguarding, or finance (Accountant, Finance Manager etc).

What can we offer?

• A chance to develop skills in strategic management

• The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our school

• A sense of achievement in making a difference to our school

• The pleasure of helping students reach their potential

What is the Governing Body’s Role?

The Governing Body of our school plays a key role in:

• setting targets for raising standards of educational achievement

• monitoring progress towards meeting these targets

• supporting and challenging the performance of the headteacher

• deciding policy and future development plans

• overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The term of office is 4 years.

The Governing Body meet as a Full Board at least every term.  Meetings are held in the evenings and will last approximately 2 hours. 

Governors are also invited to sit on a committee focused on an area they have knowledge of, or are particularly interested in, e.g. the finance committee.  Committees generally meet up to 6 times a year.

Preparation for meetings includes reading papers and preparing questions for senior leaders.

As well as attending meetings governors are also asked to look at specific areas of the school’s work in more detail.

To help support governors, everyone has access to further training to help build on existing skills or to develop new ones.

If you are interested, please complete the forms below and return to Alex Stainer, Governance Clerk at Alex.gov@marlborough.cornwall.sch.uk.