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Could you be a school governor?

We are looking for co-opted governors to join our governing body. As a governor you will be a volunteer who makes a vital contribution to the success of the school.


School governors have three main roles.

  • Governors ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. The governing body helps to set long-terms plans for the school, decide where improvements need to be made and how to make them.

  • Governors hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the effective and efficient performance management of staff. The governing body looks at the quality of education being offered and ensures the head is doing everything possible to improve results.

  • Governors oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent. Governors examine budgets and spending proposals to monitor whether the school is getting value for money and ensure the money is spent in the right areas.

This role may be particularly of interest if you have skills in finance/accounting, human resources, data or education but we invite applications from anyone who is interested in helping the school be the best it can be. Full training is available and governors are encouraged to attend regular training sessions, either in person or online.


We are looking for someone who can attend approximately six full governing body meetings per year. Meetings are held in school, usually on Tuesday evenings from around 4pm-6pm. Governors also spend time in school during the day (around two visits per year).


We encourage applications from all members of society, regardless of background, gender, ethnicity, disability or age (as long as you're over 18).


Please see the attached governor role description and application form.  Email if you require further information.