Stages of the Appointments Process
All stages of the process are managed by email. Candidates are welcome to submit documents by post.
Application and reference stage
All new candidates must apply either by completing the LDBS application form or the SGOSS application form
Two references sought
2. Appointments Panel
The Panel considers all documentation to inform their decisions.
Appointments Panel meets monthly to review documentation
Form a decision to approve, decline or request further information
Candidate notified of Appointments Panel decision
3. The Governor Pool
A database of candidates listing skills, experience & boroughs in which they would prefer to serve
External candidates – after approval by the Appointments Panel candidates are entered into the Governor Pool which is shared with schools searching for governors.
Internal candidates – after approval by the Appointments Panel candidates who have been nominated by a school will go straight to stage 5; the appointment.
4. The School
All candidates must visit the school to ensure it is a good match for both parties
This stage is for external candidates on the Governor Pool
Share Governor Pool with Chairs and Headteachers looking to fill a LDBS Foundation Governor vacancy
School selects candidates from the Governor Pool based on skills, experience and location
School notifies LDBS which candidate or candidates they wish to speak or meet with
LDBS notifies candidate/s of school interest
School and candidate liaise directly to organise a school visit
School initiates internal recruitment process
Candidate identity check at school
School notifies LDBS and the candidate of decision
Appointment letter is sent to all parties
Consent form completed by candidate
Appointment letter issued by LDBS to newly appointed governor, Chair, Headteacher and Clerk