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GOVERNOR VACANCIES AT MATRAVERS SCHOOL

The Matravers Governing Board is made up of 14 Governors from various sections of the community. There are currently three vacancies on the Governing Board and we invite applications from across the community.

WHAT IS A GOVERNING BOARD AND WHAT DOES IT DO? 

Governors are one of the biggest groups of volunteers in the country and becoming a school governor involves taking on one of the most important and valuable roles in education: the strategic leadership of a school.  As a member of the Governing Board, you would support the school in providing the best possible education for its pupils, by assisting the Headteacher to set the school’s strategic priorities and policies. 

These are exciting times for Matravers School. We have been on a journey of transformation over the last 7 years, and results for 2018 were in the top 7% of schools nationally when compared with students with starting points similar to those at Matravers: it is our intention to ensure this upward trend continues (data from 2019 has not yet been validated).  We also have ambitious plans for improvements to the school premises, including a new maths and science block, which was completed in October 2019. 

The successful candidate will share the Board’s vision to be a world-class centre for teaching and learning at the heart of our region, the secondary school of choice for young people in the area.

WHO CAN BE A GOVERNOR AT MATRAVERS?

You do not have to be an education expert to be a school governor.  What is most important is having a genuine desire to ensure Westbury’s young people receive the best education possible and we would especially welcome applications from parents of students currently studying at the school.  

No prior experience is necessary as induction and training will be provided to all successful applicants.  However, it is anticipated that all applicants will be IT literate, be confident in the use of email and have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office (informal training can be provided as necessary and ongoing support will be available).  All of our documents are stored in a collaborative working environment on our governor SharePoint site and you will be shown how to access these from your home PC. 

All applicants are requested to complete an application form and if appointed, to undergo a referencing process and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This is necessary to comply with the school’s safeguarding obligations.

Appointments to the Board of Governors are made in line with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to find out more about being a governor at Matravers, please contact Mrs Jessica Yeatman, the clerk to the governors, and she will arrange for a governor to call you for an informal chat. Messages may be left at school reception or you can email her direct at jyeatman@matravers.wilts.sch.uk