Following a successful appointment there are a number of requirements that will be expected of a new school governor. This could be due to government legislation or as a result of a governing body resolution that has been made.
All Pembrokeshire governing bodies have resolved to have their governors checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), previously known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), as a means to safeguarding the children and young people of Pembrokeshire. The Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations make it clear that if a governing body requests a governor to undergo such a check and the governor refuses, (s)he would be disqualified from serving as a governor.
If you are uncertain of whether you would be unwilling to undergo a DBS check, please consider carefully whether or not to apply for the position of school governor. For more information on the process please contact a member of the Governors' Support Services team.
All new governors are required to complete two mandatory training sessions, Induction for New Governors and Using Data for School Improvement, within 1 year of their appointment/election. These courses are run by the GSS team regularly, but are also available online. Failure to complete these courses within the prescribed time period will result in suspension from being a governor for up to six months, pending completion of the training. Failure to complete the training by the end of the suspension period will result in disqualification.
If you are uncertain of whether you would be willing to attend these training sessions, please consider carefully whether or not to apply for the position of school governor. For more information on the process please contact a member of the Governors' Support Services team.
Welsh Government Regulations require that a governor must also:
If, having read all the information provided, you are interested in becoming a school governor, please apply using the online Application to serve as a School Governor.
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