A SCHOOL in Kidderminster has launched a recruitment drive to find new school governors - with Labradoodle Fern at the front of the campaign.

The headteacher at Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre is hoping that Fern the dog will capture the attention of potential governors, who are needed to help oversee the school's continued development.

Head Pamela Leek-Wright said: "School governors play such an important role within the school and we are keen to expand and build on the existing expertise and experience.

"Using Fern in this campaign is an ideal way to capture attention whilst reinforcing our values, of which Fern is such an integral part."

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Fern officially joined Holy Trinity last year and has been a big hit with students from primary to sixth form level, joining assemblies, lessons and one-to-one time on daily walks.

Holy Trinity is now looking to develop its links with the business community.

All successful governor candidates will be provided with full training and development support.

Mrs Leek-Wright added: "Regardless of age everyone loves to interact with Fern from working alongside our school counsellor and visiting the school’s libraries encouraging pupils to read to her. Fern’s introduction has been a real success.

“We are a warm and welcoming school and I encourage anyone with a true passion and interest in education to apply to become a Holy Trinity School Governor and help us to continue the good work being done across our growing school community.”

For information on how to apply, contact the head’s PA, Karen Roth on 01562 822929 or karen.roth@holytrinity.co.uk.