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Governor Recruitment

Being a governor is a hugely important and rewarding role that offers you the chance to contribute positively to the education and welfare of the young people in our local community. Penair School is extremely committed to its pupils and you would be joining a diverse group of governors who play a big part in supporting the school to deliver on its core values of Pride, Belonging, Learning and Opportunity.

School governors hold a strategic position in the school and are responsible for:  

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Governors don’t get involved in the day to day running of the school; this is delegated to the Headteacher and their leadership team. As governors however, it’s our job to ensure that we hold the Headteacher to account. The school provides a full training package to new governors, and you will be given the opportunity to continually develop your skills.

Governors should not be out of pocket when undertaking this important role and although you will be a volunteer, we will reimburse any reasonable expenses that you incur such as travel expenses.

Our Chair of Governors would like to hear from you if you are interested in knowing more about the role. We would be particularly interested in talking to people with the following experience at this time:

  • finance and accountancy
  • community stakeholder engagement
  • child safeguarding/child protection
  • careers
  • disadvantaged students

Interest from people with other experience or skills would also be welcomed.

If you want to know more, please contact Julia Branch, jbranch@penair.cornwall.sch.uk in the first instance who can advise you on the next steps, or put you in touch with the chair of governors.

Please click below for a role description produced by the National Governance Association: