Shrewsbury School staff serve in governor or trustee roles in a number of state-maintained settings close to the school and across Shropshire
This brings mutual benefit: our staff gain further knowledge and understanding of leadership and management issues in whole-school contexts; the schools benefit from their commitment and dedication to improving educational outcomes for the students.
Through working at this strategic level, opportunities for sharing good practice and ideas and for exploring other partnership opportunities are commonly identified.
As with all such roles the time commitment is significant, but the chance to work with other governors and school leaders to promote educational outcomes is enormously rewarding.
Currently 11 members of staff are involved as governors or trustees in state-maintained settings:
- 7 secondary and 9 primary schools currently supported
- Work has included support during and after Ofsted inspections
- Work has been in support of developing and expanding academy trusts
- Support for child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures is provided
- Support for maintaining and improving educational standards is provided
Benefits and Impact
"Henry has been a valuable member of the Woodfield Local Governing Body since joining as a parent governor in the autumn term of 2017. The school has been through some huge changes during that period, most importantly becoming a founder member of the Empower Multi Academy Trust. Henry’s knowledge of the education system, his empathy with teaching staff and his detailed and thorough approach have added so much to our LGB."
From the Chair of Governors, local primary school
"Since becoming a Trustee in November 2018 Stuart has used his knowledge and experience to contribute actively to debate and discussions that have helped form the strategic plan for the MMAT. The MMAT now has nine schools, five primary and four secondary, totalling nearly 5,000 students across Shropshire. Stuart is a well-respected member of the Trust Board and adds a dimension that enriches the strategic direction of the MMAT. We have found his input to be very valued."
- More Shrewsbury School staff are keen to take up governor roles as these become available
- Meeting more educational leaders and teachers will lead to greater collaboration and mutual benefit – for teachers and ultimately for students