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The work of a Governor in leading a school in the 21st century is complex, interesting, often challenging but always rewarding. Above all, Governors strategically lead the school, providing support and robust challenge to ensure the school continues to meet the needs of the students and community it serves.
The Governors are determined to deliver outstanding learning, educational achievement, care, guidance and support to enable successful progression and enhanced life opportunities for all our students.
Graham School and George Pindar School as part of the Hope Learning Trust are managed by a Local Governing Comittee
Graham School and the Governors are committed to the Safeguarding and protection of our students. All Governors must to submit to a Criminal Records Bureau check. There is also mandatory training which includes Child Protection awareness, Safeguarding & promoting child welfare and safer recruitment training.
For more information about governance within the Hope Learning Trust, please click here
Leadership and the Role of Governors
Governors have an essential role as part of effective leadership and school self-review. Governors give strategic advice to the governing body and senior management Team. They act as a ‘critical friend’.
It is not a requirement, or appropriate for individual governors or the governing body to become involved in day-to-day management of school, this is the responsibility of the Principal and the Senior Management Team.
Vacancies on the LGC occur from time to time. Anyone who would wish to be considered for appointment is invited to complete a Standard Form and skills matrix and return it to the Clerk to the Governing body.
Any voluntary body who may be interested in nominating a co-opted member of the Governing body is also invited to write accordingly to the Clerk to the LGC setting out details of the body and the reasons for their interest.
Documents available from the Clerk to the Governing body:
Job Description for Governors
Person Specification for Governors
Register of Interests Form
Guidance on Completion of Register of Interests Form
Appointment of Governors and Related Issues.
Standard Form to be completed by Persons Interested in Appointment
Clerk to the LGC – Isabella Kvist-Hansen
If you wish to contact the LGC please write or email; Clerk of the Governing body Graham School Woodlands Drive Scarborough YO12 6QW