As a governor

Why become a local governor with the Oxford Diocesan Bucks School Trust?

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and are vital to the effectiveness of a school, having an important role to play in raising and maintaining standards. Working together with other local governors, they maintain the unique aspects of a school while working to provide an environment where all can excel.

Local governing bodies are strategic, looking at the big picture. Working with the headteacher, they have responsibility for agreeing the school’s development priorities and ensuring that the finances are used well to achieve these improvements. They set polices and targets that support their work and they regularly monitor and evaluate the progress of their plans. 

Local governing bodies act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher. They are accountable for explaining the effectiveness of the school and the success of their plans and financial arrangements to parents of children at the school, the Trust or an outside body like Ofsted. 

Local governing bodies require a range of skills to be effective. They regularly review their skills and competencies, assess their needs and recruit where necessary.

If you are interested in becoming a local governor, please contact the school directly in the first instance to check for any vacancies and any desired skills.