Governors serve a term of office which means there are regular opportunities for parents/carers or other volunteers to become involved in the Governing Body. This is a volunteering role and governors are not paid for this responsibility.
The average time commitment is 10 - 20 days per year, although it will vary depending on the needs of the school and the specific role you take on within the Governing Body. This includes meetings, background reading and school visits. As well as Full Governing Body meetings, Yew Tree also had various committees and link governor roles which governors are asked to take on.
Like magistrates or members of a jury, school governors and trustees have a right to reasonable time off work for their public duties, although this may be unpaid. Your company’s HR department will be able to tell you about its policy.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our Governing Body then please keep an eye out for further information.
We currently have a vacancy for a co-opted governor on our Governing Body.