The purpose of our governing body is to help the School provide the best possible education for each of its pupils, and to enable them to reach the highest standards of achievement.
ARC members (governors) behave as ‘critical friends’ to the school at all times. This includes monitoring and evaluating the work of the school; offering support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. This will also include challenging and asking questions of the Headteacher and other members of the leadership team. We do not, though, become involved in day to day management issues.
All types of people can become school governors. No special qualifications are required, but you must be 18 or over on the date when you are elected or appointed. Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities. Extensive training is available in a range of governor related topics. Although the role is unpaid governors find it rewarding in being able to give something back to society and also in learning new skills that can be transferred to other areas of their life. Examples include participation in committee work or even chairing meetings. You don’t need to have a child at Grove House or Kings Park Schools to become a governor, unless it is the role of parent governor.
We welcome interest from parents of children at our school to become a parent govenor on our Academy Review Committe (ARC). Please contact UET for more details.
If you do not have a child at our school but you feel you have skills that will enhance our ARC please contact the school office for the relevant form.