Governor - Part-time

Priory Infant School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-2345-38S
  • Posted:20/07/2020
  • Pay:Voluntary
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:04/09/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC



Have you ever considered being a school governor?

Would you like to help shape the future of the next generation?

Do you want to make a difference whilst acquiring new skills?

Do you have valuable /professional skills you can offer?

Are you willing to challenge and ask questions?

Are you committed to contributing to your local community?

If the answer is YES to any of the above, we would love to hear from you.

Being a governor is a substantial but rewarding role, one that will allow you to develop new skills and networks, as well as using your existing skills to make a difference to children in Ramsgate.

We are keen to recruit governors with skills in finance or HR. However, we welcome hearing from anyone who is interested in school governance. Full support and training will be provided.

What does a governor do?

Governors oversee the success of the school. They agree priorities and monitor progress towards them. The provide constructive support and challenge the schools leaders and ultimately work to improve the lives of pupils

What skills do I need?

Good inter-personal skills, be naturally inquisitive and have the ability to question and analyse together with a willingness to learn. Be able to engage with pupils, staff, parents and the school community

Why should you volunteer?

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people and develop your skills in a board-level environment

How much time does it involve?

The average time commitment is five to eight hours a month also this will vary depending on the needs of the school and the role. This includes meetings, background reading and school visits.

Can my employer refuse to give me time off for meetings?

Employment law gives people the right to reasonable unpaid time off and some employers give paid leave for school governor duties.  Speak to your employer before applying.

What should I do next?

Please contact us at the address below to ask for further information or arrange for an informal chat.

Priory Infant School, Cannon Road, Ramsgate CT11 9XT              Headteacher: Ms Tracey Sandy

www.                               Email: headteacher@



Information about the school

Priory Infant School

Information about Priory Infant School “A small school with a big heart”

Priory Infant School is a two form entry school in the heart of Ramsgate. It was built 25 years ago and has 6 spacious classrooms and an extension to include a community room, FLO office and 2 rooms used for group work for children with SALT and SEN needs. The school has invested recently in redeveloping the outdoor play areas and has a dedicated wildlife area with a pond and vegetable plot. Priory Infant School works very well with parents and carers and this is central to our school ethos. We aim to do all we can to give children and their families the best start to their school lives – to build confidence, self-esteem and a 'can-do' attitude. Our core purpose is to instill in children a lifelong love of learning to widen their aspirations, enabling them to succeed and improve their life chances through education. The school serves a mixed catchment area resulting in a wide ranging, diverse cohort. About 19% of our children receive SEND support in some form during their time with us and a quarter of our children are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. Our school was judged to be good in all areas at our last Ofsted in February 2018 and we are now working towards developing consistently outstanding practice ready for our next inspection under the new inspection framework. As the new Headteacher I would be delighted to show you around our fantastic school which has so much to offer both children and staff. The friendly atmosphere is palpable and we would love you to come and experience this for yourself.

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Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tracey Sandy
  • Address:Cannon Road, Ramsgate , Kent, CT11 9XT
  • Telephone: (01843) 593105
  • Email:

Fax: (01843) 852787


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