Oakley Vale Primary School

Part of the Brooke Weston Trust

Educating the next generation of inspirational adults

Would you like to be a school Governor?

Would you like to be a school Governor?

A vacancy has arisen for a governor on our governing body which we are looking to fill as soon as possible.

Oakley Vale is a large new community built as part of the transformation of Corby. Oakley Vale Primary School is a state of the art eco-friendly school serving its local community, which was opened in 2008. At Oakley Vale Primary School we work together as a community to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment where children are motivated to learn, are valued as individuals and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Becoming a governor is one of the most significant ways to help promote the partnership between the school and the local community. The governing body, with the Principal, is responsible for the running of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance. Please see appendix 1 for a brief outline of the role.

Anyone who has an interest in education and relevant skills to fulfil the role of a governor can apply (providing you are eligible in accordance with appendix 3) and we warmly welcome candidates from every area of our school’s community. Governors need not be experts in the field of education but need to have an interest in the school and in the welfare of our children and have the time and willingness to get involved. Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a governor attend free induction training.

If you are interested in this role and would like to stand for election please complete the enclosed application form (appendix 2) and return it to the school (c/o Miss A Trott, Oakley Vale Primary School, Cheltenham Road, Oakley Vale, Corby NN18 8RH) no later than 30th May 2016. You may also include a short personal statement to support your application, which should be no longer than 250 words.

If you would like to find out more about how you can contribute to governance at our school, please provide your contact details to the clerk of the governing body (Miss A Trott, atrott@brookeweston.org) in order that a conversation can be arranged.

Documents required for applying to be a governor