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Becoming a Governor

Have you ever considered becoming a School Governor?


Are you able to spare 4-5 hours a month? The Governors at Berkeley Primary School are always interested in applications from those interested in supporting our school to flourish. School Governors are volunteers, and the role offers an interesting opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge to the benefit of the school.


Governors are expected to attend three full governing body meetings each year which meet in the evenings and serve on a committee (either / or both).  The Resources Committee meets three times a year, also in the evenings.  Our School Improvement Committee meets three times a year during the school day.  We usually do a Learning Walk in the morning, and then meet as a committee in the afternoon - this is a great committee because you see the school in action.


To be an effective governor, you will also need to set aside time: to prepare for meetings, to visit the school, to undertake training and update your knowledge. A comprehensive range of training will be on offer to support you. 


A background in education or social care is useful but not essential. Berkeley Primary School recognises the benefits of having a diverse governing board to mirror the community we serve and welcomes applications from all ages, gender, ethnic backgrounds, social standing, disabilities, religion, faith or sexual orientation.


If you are interested, please contact our Chair of Governors, John Veall, on