22 Mar Ambler on the lookout for new Community Governors
The Governors of Ambler Primary School and Children’s Centre are looking to recruit new community (‘co-opted’) governors. Ambler is a diverse and vibrant community of over 300 children and more than 80 staff near Finsbury Park in Islington. Governors play an important role in supporting the leadership team to deliver the school’s vision and enable all our children to achieve their potential. Being a governor is a great opportunity to make a positive difference for children, regardless of whether you have children or not.
We are particularly looking for individuals with a background in SEN or HR, but we are always on the lookout for good people with skills in other areas, and motivation and commitment are just as important.
Governors do not need to be resident in Islington, but they may find it easier to meet their obligations if they live or work in easy reach of Finsbury Park. We prefer co-opted governors not to be parents at the school, as this helps achieve a good balance on the governing body, but we would consider applications from parents with strong skills that could help the governing board. Being a governor offers a unique opportunity to use your skills to support the next generation to achieve their potential and to get involved with the community.
Governors must attend three full board meetings every year, plus at least one committee meeting every term. We ask all governors to take on a ‘link’ role which enables them to focus on a particular area of Ambler’s services (such as the use of Pupil Premium funding, Health & Safety or the Creative Curriculum) and governors are also encouraged to visit the school once a term in this capacity.
To apply, please send a recent CV and a short paragraph (no more than 200 words) explaining why you are interested in the role and what you would bring to it to the chair of governors Victoria Smith. Also please do not hesitate to get in touch with Victoria if you would like an informal chat about the role.