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Community Governor Vacancies in Harpenden

Sauncey Wood is a one form entry Primary School with 186 pupils on roll in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The School’s mission is to “grow curious minds” with the education and wellbeing of the children at the heart of every decision they make – the school prides itself on supporting each child as an individual, ensuring they make excellent progress regardless of their starting point.

The Full Governing Board, which includes 5 Parent Governors and 5 Co-opted Governors as well as Local Authority and Staff roles, meets for two hours in the evening once per term, and each Governor is a member of one of two sub-committees that meet once per term in the evening as well. They are open to exploring remote governance if a suitable candidate is unable to travel to school.

Two Co-opted Governors Sought

We are currently seeking two Co-opted Governors to join our Board and while we would particularly welcome applications from people with finance/internal audit or education sector experience, we value people from all backgrounds and would love to talk with anyone who feels they can contribute to improving our school’s already excellent performance. It is not necessary to have previous Governor experience as the Board fully supports new members and we subscribe to an excellent Governor training and support package.  The expected time commitment for a Governor is 5-8 hours per month during school term time.

The School

The following extract from the school’s website will give you a feel for the school:

Sauncey Wood Primary

Sauncey Wood Primary School is set on a very spacious site to the east of Harpenden.

The school has 8 classrooms, all equipped with interactive whiteboards, a very large hall with a stage, library, dining area and music room. There is a breakfast club before school and our children have access to an after school club which is run by Apex. One of the classrooms is used as our Speech, Language and Communication Needs Base.

Our grounds include a large playing field, netball court, 2 hard play areas with an activity trail and a woodland walk which is used for outdoor learning and Forest School.  We also have a all weather running track used for our ‘Daily Mile’ and an outdoor Gym.  The Foundation Stage has an all weather outdoor area with a climbing frame. We have a small school garden where we grow fruit and Veg which we are planning to further develop.

Our latest Ofsted report, in June 2018 confirmed our status as a ‘Good’ school.

To apply for one of these roles please contact Bridgett Pymm
This is a tremendously rewarding role, with an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils.

More details and email addresses are available on the school website –