Dronfield Junior School

Dronfield Junior School
Reaching Potential

Parent Governors

Joining the Governing Board as a Parent Governor

Could you be a Parent Governor and help us make our school the very best it can be?


The role of Parent Governor on our Governing Board comes up from time to time. Should this opportunity arise whilst your child attends our school, have you thought of volunteering for this role? 

The Governing Board is a friendly, welcoming team of people – some have been part of the Governing Board for a large number of years, whilst others are newer to the role.  A Governor term of office is four years but there is an opportunity to extend that and become a Co-opted Governor following the role of Parent Governor.


The Role of the Governing Board

The school’s Governing Board is responsible for providing confident and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for the school’s educational and financial performance. The Board is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.


The Role of a Parent Governor

As a parent governor, you will work with the Board to make sure it effectively carries out the duties referred to above. You will also play a vital role in bringing a parental perspective.


To be a Parent Governor we would hope that you would have:

  • A strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children
  • Good interpersonal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills

In addition, you may have skills, or experience, in any the following:

  • Management of premises
  • Health and Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Education / Education research.

However, possessing a willingness to learn and be part of the team to make the school the best it can be, is the most important attribute you would have.


Expectations of Governors

We would hope you would fulfil your role by:

  • Attending meetings (we have five ‘full’ Governor meetings and separate committee meetings (which are smaller groups of Governors.) Our committees are: Premises, Curriculum, Finance and Pay & Personnel
  • Maintaining confidentiality and committing to training
  • Visiting the school


If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please contact the School Office.