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Co-opted Governor

Volunteer School Governor: The Governing Body is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join an effective cohesive team of people to hold the school to account, to shape the vision of the school and to set the strategic direction.   

The responsibilities of the Governing Body are to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • support the Headteacher, but hold them to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and the performance management of staff; and
  • oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure that its money is well spent.

Although governors are volunteers, excellent support and development opportunities are provided through an induction process and full programme of training both face-to-face and online to suit individual needs. There are also opportunities to work alongside experienced governors and to take on a responsibility for an area of the school development plan. We don’t expect you to be an expert in education and welcome governors from all walks of life to bring different perspectives and views. You just need to be committed to supporting our school community and the educational outcomes of our students.

We are however particularly interested in hearing from anyone with an interest, skills, experience or understanding in any of the following areas:

  1. Experience in Human Resources
  2. Local community/business links
  3. Experience in Finance
  4. Experience in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

If you are interested and would like an informal chat, please contact Eve Copeland, Chair of Governors on 

The application requires a short personal statement of no more than 300 words indicating your suitability for the role. Please forward this and your expression of interest by email to: or by post to: Clerk to Governors at Kings Cliffe Endowed Primary School, Kings Forest, Kings Cliffe, PE8 6XS.

All applicants will be required to undertake and pass a DBS check. In addition, applicants will be subject to a social media search of information in the public domain pertaining to the individual. In the event of information being found that, in the opinion of the Chair of Governors is considered to be inappropriate, the application will be declined.