Becoming a school governor
Thank you for your interest in becoming a governor at The Rissington School.
The Governing Board welcomes interest from candidates including those who have no connection to the school and have little or no experience of educational organisation. Broader skills and experience in Finance, Human Resources or managing capital projects can be just as important to ensure the governing board has a broad range and depth of skills.
As a Governor of The Rissington School you will be joining an energetic, motivated and committed group of people and take up the exciting and challenging role of school governance.
The Governing Board exists to provide strategic guidance, support and guide the Head Teacher and staff in the education, development, safety and welfare of all our pupils. In order to help you do this you will be supported in developing knowledge of the school and the nature of a governor's role.
Terms of Office for governors are usually 4 years. During this time governors are expected to attend both Full Governing Board meetings and committee meetings to which you will be appointed; take an interest in the school's development; stay current with educational governance matters, perform school visits and assist the Chair of Governors where needed.
The Rissington School is a friendly, vibrant school serving the children of the Cotswold villages of Little Rissington, Great Rissington and Upper Rissington. Catering for children from 3 to 11 years of age, we currently have approx. 260 children on roll, who are taught in either the Victorian building in Great Rissington or the newer school building at our Upper Rissington site.
Our before and after school provision, "RASCAL" offers childcare to support our families.
"Chipmunks", a provision for preschool learners, welcomes younger children from the term after they reach their third birthday, and is on the Upper Rissington site.
In 2011 the school was awarded Ofsted’s highest possible grade of "Outstanding". The school has changed considerably since then which has brought with it many challenges for the Head Teacher, leadership team, staff and governors.
The Rissington School has adopted a continuous improvement strategy in line with the School Development Plan and our aim is to continue that development by embracing new ideas, methods and technology, to give our children the best experience in their early school days. It is one of the roles of the Governing Board to assist and guide in maintaining those high standards and ensure that all our pupils, of all abilities, develop into the best they can be whilst they attend The Rissington School.
Those interested in becoming a governor will need to agree to an enhanced DBS & Section 128 check.
We welcome applications to join our Governing Board from people of all walks of life - even if there are no current vacancies.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a governor of our school and I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.
Chair of Governors
The Rissington School