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Graveney Primary School

‘Learning and Achieving Together’




We are seeking a person who fits the following description

  • Currently does not have a child or children in our school as a parent, carer or grandparent
  • Has an open and enquiring mind
  • Shows a willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • Is able to work well with others
  • Is interested in education generally and our school in particular
  • Has a desire to play a part in improving our school
  • Is willing to give a maximum of 10 hours per term to attend meetings and training
  • Has the time to make this very important commitment as part of the Leadership of the school

If you match the above description, you could be the very person to become a community governor. Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and interests as possible.


In return we can offer:

  • An insight into the wider perspective of the school through long-term planning
  • A chance to develop skills in strategic management
  • The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our school
  • Training to develop an understanding of specific school management issues
  • A sense of achievement in making a difference to our school
  • The pleasure of seeing children learning


The governing body of our school is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and that the conduct of the school reflects this aim
  • Working with the headteacher on the strategic planning and management of the school
  • Considering and agreeing the aims and policies of the school
  • Discussing and approving the targets for improvement
  • Appointing senior staff
  • Setting and monitoring the budget
  • Monitoring the performance of the school
  • Reporting to the parents and community on how we have accomplished our tasks
  • To the Government to ensure standards through the Ofsted process, are maintained at the highest level


If you are interested, please contact Alison Blackwell for further details on 01795 532005 or email