Co-opted Governor Safeguarding

Dorothy Stringer School

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Dorothy Stringer is a vibrant, stimulating, and happy community where it is safe to learn and where everyone can play their full part both inside and outside the classroom. We are ambitious for our students' progress and attainment and strive to create an environment that promotes a keen enjoyment of learning.

The Governing Body is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join an effective cohesive team of people to hold the school to account, to shape the vision of the school and to set the strategic direction.

We are particularly interested in anyone who has the appropriate skills and knowledge or enthusiasm to join the team as the link governor for safeguarding.


The link governor for safeguarding will make sure the governing body has suitable and up-to-date policies for:

  •  Child Protection
  •  Staff code of conduct/staff behaviour
  •  Handling allegations against staff and volunteers
  •  Monitor the school’s safeguarding systems and procedures.
  •  Ensure the school has appropriate safeguarding responses to children who go missing from education
  •  Ensure the school has appropriate online filters and monitoring systems in place
  •  Make sure the school has appointed a designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  •  Make sure the DSL has sufficient time, resources and training to carry out their role effectively
  •  Make sure the school has appointed a designated teacher to promote the educational achievement of looked after children, and that this person has appropriate training
  •  Ensure the curriculum covers safeguarding, including online safety
  •  Keep up to date with statutory guidance relating to safeguarding and child protection.


Although governors are volunteers, excellent support and development opportunities are provided through an induction process and full programme of training both face-to-face and online to suit individual needs. There are also opportunities to work alongside experienced governors and to take on a responsibility for an area of the school improvement plan.  We don’t expect you to be an expert in education and welcome governors from all walks of life to bring different perspectives and views. You just need to be committed to supporting our school community and the educational outcomes of our students. We welcome expressions of interest from all parts of our community and actively seek to reflect the social and cultural diversity of our student intake in our staff.

Practical Considerations

Meetings are either virtual or in school at 4.30pm on Mondays. There are seven full meetings year.

Link responsibility tasks can be completed at a time that suits the volunteer, though contact with school would normally be within school hours.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training