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Would you like to become a School Governor?

A rewarding opportunity to make a valuable contribution to young people's education, opportunities and futures
17 Dec 2020
School News

As an alumni of CCS you will appreciate what a great place it is to study here and succeed. The educational delivery and achievements are led by the Principal, John Sanderson and supported by a team of dedicated staff. Supporting John and the team is the School Governing Board.   

Being a School Governor is a challenging and hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to our young people, give something back to your community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment. You will be joining the largest volunteer force in the country: there are over a quarter of a million volunteers governing state funded schools in England. 

Schools need Governing Boards that have a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to enable it to be effective. Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has repeatedly noted that the most effective schools demonstrate strong leadership and management - including by the Governing Board. 

Anyone aged 18 or over can be a Governor (but there are some exceptions) and you do not need to be a parent. There is no requirement for you to have a full understanding of the role, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. There is plenty of training available to help you learn about education. Schools need and benefit from a range of professional knowledge on their Governing Board including education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and public relations, estates management and organisational change. 


We are keen to bring some alumni presence to the Governing Board and ideally someone in their first or second professional role since leaving education. There is additional information available about the School on our website here and more on being a Governor on the National Governance Association website here.

If you are interested then please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to be a Governor and forward to We look forward to hearing from you. 

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