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Governor Vacancies at Life Skills Manor for Autism

Make a difference as a school governor

The governing body of Life Skills Manor has governor vacancies and would love to hear from self-motivated and determined people from our community who have a desire to help the school to flourish.

The governing body will work collectively to provide support and challenge to the school leaders. They work with the Headteacher on a diverse range of matters from developing the school's vision, to ensuring that children receive the best education possible.

A governor is committed to making sure that the Life Skills ethos of the school is reflected in the way in which the school is led and managed and that it meets the needs of all learners.

The governing body will consist of 8 governor positions made up of:

  • 1 chair of governors
  • 4 foundation governors
  • 1 elected parent governor
  • 1 elected staff governor
  • the Headteacher

The Role

Volunteering to become a school governor could be for you if you feel that you:

  • could help make a positive contribution to children's education
  • have a passion for children's education
  • could you use your workplace skills in partnership with our governing body to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school

If you have:

  • enthusiasm
  • a willingness to learn
  • the confidence to challenge and actively contribute during discussions
  • an ability to work closely and collaboratively with others

then volunteering to become a school governor is for you.

No specific governance experience is essential. However, we are particularly keen to hear from those that have skills or experience in education policy and curriculum, recruitment, performance and inspection.

As a governor, you will gain skills you may not otherwise acquire and get a wider perspective on a key part of your community. Most importantly, you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make a difference in the education of the children who attend Life Skills Manor for Autism.

You would be expected to attend meetings and take an active part in them. The full governing body will meet every term - 3 times a year.

Meetings last around 90 minutes and are very interactive. Governors are also expected to visit the school termly for monitoring purposes.

How to apply

If you would like to know more about the role of governor, please email our chair of Governors, Roger Silk on roger@lifeskillsmanor.co.uk.