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Alkborough Primary School

Governor Vacancies 

Are you passionate about supporting inclusive and high-quality education for all?


Would you like to use your own experiences and skills to champion a culture where our pupils inspire, achieve and exceed?

Alkborough Primary School is currently recruiting Governors to join its Governing body.



At present we have one vacancy on the Governing body for parents who have a child at our school. We would love to hear from parents or people from the community who feel they can represent the voice of the parent/carer and champion positive engagement with the families and carers of our pupils.

We also have 2 Co-Opted Governor vacancies. The role may be of particular interest if you have skills in finance / accounting, human resources, data or education but we invite applications from anyone who interested in helping the school be the best it can be.


Questions you might have about the role….

Q. What does a governing board do?

The three core functions are to;

· Hold school leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of the school. Governors create robust accountability for school leaders through rigorous analysis of performance data and financial information.

· Set the school’s vision and values, and the strategy for achieving this vision. The school’s vision centres on pupil progress and achievement. Working with senior leaders, the board sets strategic objectives to help the school reach its goals.

· Ensure the school’s financial success and integrity. The governing board must ensure that the budget is managed effectively, and with regard to value for money.

Responsibilities include;

· Develop the school’s vision and strategy

· Set a culture of high educational standards, which promotes staff and pupil wellbeing

· Ensure the school follows the National Curriculum, and that all pupils, including those with special educational needs (SEN), can access the curriculum

· Monitor provision for our pupils

· Monitor the school’s educational performance, using a range of data sources

· Ensure stakeholders (parents, pupils, staff, the local community) are informed and consulted as appropriate

· Approve the school budget & monitor and evaluate the school’s financial performance

· Approve and review school policies, and hold staff to account for their implementation

· Ensure the school is compliant with legal requirements, including that all statutory policies and documents are in place

· Monitor safeguarding and health and safety in the school


Q. What will be the time commitment?

The time commitment for the governor role will vary however, we expect it to involve at least 3 full Governing board meetings, as well as 3 committee meetings and regular visits to the school each year. Preparation for meetings includes reading papers and preparing questions for senior leaders. You will also be expected to undertake any training required to enable you to discharge your role effectively.

Q. What training will be available?

Full training will be given through North Lincolnshire Governor Services and governors are encouraged to attend regular training sessions either in person or online throughout the year.

Q. How do I express and interest or find out more?

Please express interest by sending a statement setting out why you feel you would be the right person for the role, to Miss Ashton, Headteacher at: admin@alkboroughps.co.uk


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Miss Ashton at:

01724 720301


If there is more than one application for a Parent Governor position – this will go to parental vote. However, the governing body decides who is appointed as a co-opted governor.


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.