Purbeck school invites governor applications

COMMUNITY-minded people are being urged to consider becoming a school governor.

The Purbeck 11-18 Academy School has issued an invite to people in the area as vacancies are expected in the coming year.

The governing body said volunteers would have the opportunity to ‘make a positive contribution to the life chances of our young people’.

The school is part of the Wessex Multi-Academy Trust of Dorset schools.

The Governing Body provides challenge and support for the school, which is fully subscribed and boasts results above expectations.

“You do not need have to have work experience in the education sector,” a spokesperson said. “We welcome potential Governors who have experience in one or more areas such as finance, personnel, buildings, business or other skills or you may have past experience as a governor.

“We would like people who know their communities well and live in the catchment area which includes the Isle of Purbeck, Wool, Lulworth, Bovington and Wareham.”

The Governing Body meets about seven times a year and governors are also asked to adopt an area of interest which is in the School Development Plan.

Those new to the role, which is not paid, will be given training and a DBS check will be required. To find out more, call Steve Clarke, vice chairman, on 01929 480095.

Expressions of interest in the role, with contact details and experience, are sought by June 30. These should be sent to the clerk, Karen Hall, via

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