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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Governor Vacancy at Holbeton Primary School

Holbeton are looking to fill two key roles which have arisen in their school’s Local Governing Board and would like to invite anyone who is interested in joining their Board to get in touch.

The roles are for a Safeguarding Governor and a HR/Staff Wellbeing Governor. 

Experience in the area of child safeguarding and HR are desirable but not essential as training and support will be available to help you develop your role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training. Those new to being a governor are expected to attend induction training. The term of office for governors is 4 years.  For further information about the role, please contact Shona Godefroy, Chair of Governors (, who will be happy to help.

All governors play an important role and work as a group, currently meeting once every two months, and together they are responsible for the strategic direction of the school, promoting high standards of educational achievement and ensuring our resources are used to maximum effect. The work of a governor is interesting, varied and we hope to find the right person who is prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school's performance.   

The Local Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all aspects of the recruitment and everyday school life and it expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to provide two referees and undergo an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check.