Becoming a Governor

The Islington Futures Federation Governing Body has vacancies for a secondary school parent governor and two experienced governors. Islington Futures consists of two secondary schools, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGA), Beacon High (BH) and two primary schools Copenhagen Primary School & Vittoria Primary School all in the London Borough of Islington.

Parent Governor

Parent Governor Vacancy

The Islington Futures Federation Governing Body has a vacancy for a secondary school parent governor. Islington Futures consists of two secondary schools, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGA), Beacon High (BH) and two primary schools Copenhagen Primary School & Vittoria Primary School all in the London Borough of Islington.

Parent governors play an important role as members of the governing body. They are required to ensure that parent perspectives are taken into account in governance of the schools, but not to represent all parents or students at the schools.

The term of office as determined by the governing body is 4 years.

For more details about the role of a governor please click this link. Induction and continuous training is available for all governors via our Islington Council Governor Support Services. All governors are expected to follow the Governor Code of Conduct.

This is an exciting time to join the governing body of Islington Futures, which is just completing its first year as a Federation. The Federation consists of existing governors from before the formation of the Federation and new governors who offer a fresh perspective. We are all learning together and the Federation aims to benefit from a rich body of governors with varied skills expertise.

If you wish to stand as a candidate for this interesting and challenging position, please complete and return the nomination form in a sealed envelope to the EGA or Beacon High admin office (marked “Parent Governor Nomination Form”) to arrive no later than 3pm on Friday 12th July 2019.

This should include:

1. A completed Nomination Form;

2. A short statement about yourself (including reasons why you wish to become a school governor and how you can contribute to the work of the governing body).

If there is more than one candidate, an election will be held. We will notify all parents/guardians/carers about the election date and time, send out details of the candidates and will tell you, how you can vote by post if you cannot attend the election.

Co-Opted Governor

Co-Opted Governor Vacancy

For one of the roles we are particularly interested in someone who would be willing to be the named governor for Safeguarding and SEND. The role requires someone who will keep abreast of current legislation and meet with the Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead across the federation to ensure that processes are robust. Each school will have its own named governor for Safeguarding who will support you in ensuring compliance. In terms of SEND, the named governor will have oversight of SEN policies and procedures and meet annually with the SENCO in each school.   For the second role we welcome applications from people with experience of chairing and leading meetings, as well as experience with either Primary or secondary schools.  We particularly welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds representing community members. Find out more about Islington Futures here.

For more details about the role of a governor please click this link. Induction and continuous training is available for all governors via our Islington Council Governor Support Services. All governors are expected to follow the Governor Code of Conduct.

This is an exciting time to join the governing body of Islington Futures, which is just completing its first year as a Federation. The Federation consists of existing governors from before the formation of the Federation and new governors who offer a fresh perspective. We are all learning together and the Federation aims to benefit from a rich body of governors with varied skills expertise.

 

Person Specification

It is essential that all candidates:

  • Must comply with DBS check requirements.
  • Be interested in young people and education
  • Be flexible in work role such that you will be able to attend schools during the working day on an occasional basis, to view the schools in action and to participate in school panels
  • Experience of safe recruitment and able to support senior leadership recruitment
  • Experience of considering and assessing data and information, able to constructively question to strengthen performance
  • For the named SEN lead, the candidate will need to demonstrate a good understanding of Safeguarding and schools’ responsibility to SEN education.

If you wish to stand as a candidate for this interesting and challenging position, please complete and return the following in a sealed envelope to marked “Co-Opted Governor Nomination”.

1. A completed Nomination Form;

2. Your CV (maximum 3 pages)

3. A short statement about yourself (including reasons why you wish to become a school governor, how you meet the person specification and how you can contribute to the work of the governing body). (maximum 2 pages)

To The Clerk, Islington Futures, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, Donegal Street, Islington, London, N1 9QG no later than 3pm on Friday 12th July 2019.

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