The governors at Ladycross play a very important role in school. There are parent and local authority governors. They are all volunteers, but they make a real difference.
Governors work with schools to
- raise standards, achieve good pupil behaviour and high attendance
- set the school's aims, policies and targets
- decide how the school budget will be spent
- ensure schools work with parents and the local community
Meetings are held in the evenings or school time. This is flexible, but there are roughly 6 to 8 meetings a year. Governors do not need any qualifications, just experience of life, though governors may have qualifications and skills that they could bring to the role.
The best schools have effective governing bodies that are a part of the school team. It can be very rewarding and challenging, but also very satisfying.
If you are interested in becoming a school governor, ring Call Derbyshire on 08 456 058 058, or go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/governors