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Passionate about giving children a great start in life? Become a community governor

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Berkshire Schools Trust in RG1

New Town Primary School is one of three primary schools in Berkshire Schools Trust. We are looking for two new community governors who are passionate about giving children a great start in life and have the time to commit to six afternoon meetings and a few extra visits into school per year.

Our governors are there to support and challenge the school, making sure the children do as well as they can and that public money allocated to the school is being spent in their interests. This means being confident to read reports and financial information, to ask questions and to lead on monitoring a particular aspect of school activity, visiting school to understand the area and typing up your visit in a report to share with the rest of the board.

We are a friendly bunch, ranging in ages, backgrounds and skills. We would welcome applications from anyone from the wider Reading area who would like to help our children to aim high and do well and fits our profile.

All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and any governors appointed will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Contact person firstname
Clare Hails, Trust Secretary
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189375509
Contact instructions?
Prefer contact by email
Location address line 1
New Town Primary School
Line 2
School Terrace
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3LS

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Wed PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Local Governing Body Meetings 2019-20 - 1.00-3.00 pm Weds:
25 September 2019
27 November 2019
22 January 2020
18 March 2020
20 May 2020
25 July 2020

Plus occasional visits into school for events and training
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloGood sense of humour
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Governor Induction Programme, Safeguarding and other
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Mentoring by experienced governor
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Governor Expenses policy in place
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
25 July 2019

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