One of the things we pride ourselves on here at school is the quality of our governance. Our Governing Body comprises many people, both local and national, who give many hours on a voluntary basis to support the school across all the areas we cover. Governors play a crucial part in the running of Adams’. They are frequently part of the staff appointment process, and sit on the committees that make important decisions about the future of the school. There is a significant commitment in being a school governor, as each committee meets formally once every half term, and all governors are encouraged and welcome to visit school in a more frequent way as their own availability and remit allows, so that they can be as immersed in school life as possible. Equally, there will be the opportunity to join seminars and full Governing Body meetings at Haberdashers Hall in London.
There are four main areas that operate, each with its own board and members;
- Teaching and Learning Committee
- Pupil Welfare Committee
- Finance Committee
- Careers Committee
We now have opportunities to recruit two new Parent Governors in either the Teaching and Learning Committee and/or the Finance Committee. Depending on the area that candidates feel they may have expertise in, ideally applicants will have experience in corporate finance, possibly as a chartered accountant or similar, or in education, either as a previous governor perhaps in a primary school, or as a member of the teaching profession (at any age level).
If you feel either of these roles would be of interest to you please could I invite you, in the first instance, to write to me with a professional CV and a letter of interest. We can then arrange a meeting here at school to discuss the next steps. All applicants who are successful in the first round will be put in a ballot that will go to all members of the school community, and from there the two new governors will be voted on and selected. The deadline for the first round of applications is 4.00 pm on Friday 10th November.
This is a relatively rare but very exciting opportunity for the right people to not only play an active and crucial part in the running of the school, but also to join a dynamic and varied group of professionals from all walks of life. I do hope this is of interest to you as parents (either old or new) and I look forward to hearing from you if this is something you would be keen to discuss further.