A North Yorkshire school which educates and cares for more than 300 children with learning difficulties is appealing for people with relevant skills and interest to join its governing body

Mowbray School, which has sites at Bedale and at Ripon, has several vacancies for governors.

Chair of governors Caroline Potter said: "Our school educates and cares for over 300 pupils aged three to 16who have a wide range of learning difficulties.

"We have two school sites, one in Bedale for pupils aged three years to 16 years and another in Ripon for pupils aged three years to 11 years. Both sites have a warm and welcoming community of staff and pupils who strive to make each other feel part of our whole Mowbray family.

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"At Mowbray, we are committed to providing the best education for all our children so that when they leave our school they have the skills, knowledge and aspirations to lead fulfilling lives as adults.

"People often think that they need an understanding of the education system and schools to fulfil the role as governors and this isn't necessarily the case. Schools are such complex organisations now and we welcome challenge and support from governors in many varying backgrounds, such as finance, legal, business, IT, health & safety as well as education and health.

"Finding the right governors can be difficult. This is such an invaluable role and, whatever your background, we would welcome expressions of interest."

Anyone interested is asked to get in touch with the headteacher, Rachel Hargreaves, by telephone on 01677 422446 or by email to headteacher@mowbrayschool.co.uk.