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Balfour School is currently looking for Co-opted governors to join our governing body and would love to attract individuals from our local community who have the skills and experience to contribute to the success of our school.

As a community school we are keen to make the governing body more reflective of the diversity of our pupils. You do not need to be a parent to become a co-opted governor.

This is a challenging but hugely rewarding role where you can make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment

We would especially like to hear from you if you have:

  • A desire to contribute to and represent our diverse community
  • An open and enquiring mind
  • The ability to look at issues objectively
  • The confidence to ask questions and join in debate
  • A willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Willingness to dedicate your time

As a large and growing school, we’re keen to appoint individuals with experience in HR, risk management, data analysis, safeguarding, SEND and Health & Safety to add to the existing range of skills on the board. 

The full governing body meets at least twice a term, with separate working parties who meet when required. Most of our current governors work full time and manage to fit in their role around their other commitments, but we welcome retirees, part time workers or anyone with the skills and passion for the job.

You don’t need to have prior experience of being a governor, there is plenty of excellent training and mentoring available to you. Plus, the support of a talented and supportive team to work with who are passionate about helping Balfour school deliver the best education possible for every pupil.

If you would like to know more about the vacancy, please contact 

Please find the application form below.