We want to ensure that our children get the best possible education and we are always on the look-out for suitably skilled or qualified people who can help us to make our school even better. In you are interested in volunteering in our school, or in joining our governance team, please fill in one of the short electronic forms below which will help us to find an appropriate role for you. If you would prefer to complete a paper form or require any assistance, then contact our school office.
Please click here if you would like to help us by hearing readers, supporting us in the office, helping with fundraising or any other volunteering.
Please click here if you are interesting in joining our governance team. This involves sitting on the school's formal groups, which are sub-committees of the Governing Body. The governing body committees have oversight of the learning, safety and welfare of children in our school, as well as the school's staff and finances. To find out more about governance at Alma, click here.
We are currently looking for clerks to the Governing Body
Alma Primary is committed to rigorous and sound governance, which requires effective organisation and co-ordination support. With the growth of the school, we need around 3-4 people to hold the roles of Clerks to the Governing Body in order to support the full set of Governing Body committees.
The time commitment of these roles is flexible, depending on the availability and interest of volunteers. The time required could be as little as supporting one committee, which would meet 6 times per year, up to a once-monthly commitment. Most of the meetings are in the evenings, 7.30-9.30pm, with a small number of others occurring during the day, normally 8.30-10.30am. We invite those who are interested to tell us what times you could make, and we will work out together with you how we can make the most of the time that you have.
1. Collaborate with committee chairs to put together agendas and paper packs for the governing body meeting and committee meetings (see our Governing body organ-a-gram);
2. Write and circulate minutes and actions following meetings;
3. Be the first point of contact for governors and committee members with queries on procedural matters (like access to papers and actions);
4. Keep an eye on relevant dates and send out reminders to Governors and Committee Members on upcoming meetings and policy reviews;
5. Advise on the annual calendar of governing body meetings and tasks;
6. Send new governors and committee members induction materials and ensure they have all of the right documents
7. Maintain a record of training undertaken by members of the governing body and committee members.
Consider this role if:
- You pay keen attention to detail, you’re organised and you are able or can learn to file digital documents;
- You’re able to write accurate and concise minutes;
- You can feed actions from committees into the wider picture and relate it to the school development plans and risk register;
- You can ensure actions are followed up on;
- You’re interested in listening to discussions and meetings on the progress and running of the school.
- You are committed to absolute discretion and confidentiality.