A big school governor recruitment drive is taking place in Ealing for people ready to make a difference to children in the community.
Ealing Council and the Governors for Schools organisation is hosting its first ever school governor recruitment event at Ealing Town Hall on Tuesday March 3 from 5.30pm- 7pm.
There are about 90 vacancies on Ealing’s school governing bodies and local people interested in volunteering are being asked to step forward.
Governors play a crucial role in deciding priorities for the school. They provide constructive support whilst holding the headteacher and senior leaders to account for the school's educational performance. They also make important decisions about issues such as budget and staffing.
The average commitment is two meetings per term, plus reading and preparation.
Parent governors are required to have a child attending the school but other governor posts are filled by people with diverse skills and experience from the local community. Direct experience of working in a school is not required, although an understanding of some of the challenges they face is useful.
Governors receive full training and support from the council.
Saynap Isman, a governor at Dormers Wells High School in Southall, said: "Being a school governor is a thoroughly rewarding way to give something back to the local community but most importantly to use your skills to contribute to the overall success of the students and to challenge the school when necessary.”
For more details and/or to register your attendance email Ealing@sgoss.org.uk.