We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor to join our governing body for Bishop’s Primary School West.

Parent Governors must be elected by the parents of children attending the school and must also have a child on the school roll at the school they are applying to at the time of nomination/election (one of the Bishop’s Primary School West Campuses (Josephine Butler (including EYFS at Robert Stephenson), James Knott or Thomas Bewick).

What do Parent Governors do?

Governors work as a team. They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all pupils. Raising educational standards in school is a key priority. This has the best chance of happening when there are high expectations of what pupils can achieve.

Governors promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies. They do this together with the Principal, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

Governing boards are accountable to parents, the local community and the Trustees. The governing board’s main role is to help raise pupils’ standards of achievement.
Governors are at the heart of how a school operates. It’s important they get things right and the right people are sitting around the table. How they do their job effects the interests of pupils, staff and the reputation of the school in the community.

What are we looking for?

The Governors are keen to encourage any parent/carers to apply, who feel they have the skills, time and aptitude to support our children to realise and further their aspirations and ambition.

The governing board particularly requires a diversity of skills in areas such as education, HR, medical, legal, financial/ accountancy and leadership, and parents/carers with these skills are urged to apply.

Find out more

For more information, please view/download the relevant letters and leaflets listed below:

Bishop’s Primary School (West) Parent Governor Information

Letter of Invitation to Apply
Self-Nomination Form
Role and Responsibilities

The closing date for Parent Governor nominations for Bishop’s Primary School (West) is 9am on Thursday 21st January 2021.