Secondary School Governor

We currently have a vacancy on our governing body and are keen to fill it with an

individual who will be committed to our vision and ethos as a school.

Court Moor Secondary School is a very special place, and one we are incredibly proud of.

Academic excellence is undoubtedly a key priority for us as a school, and we have a track

record of fantastic exam results which we continually strive to improve, with innovative,

engaging teaching  and learning strategies being at the heart of what we do.  A Court Moor

education isn’t just about exam certificates however, our broad, balanced curriculum

ensures students develop lifelong skills, attitudes, confidence, and resilience, which enable

them to thrive after leaving us. Character traits of integrity, courtesy, confidence, kindness,

and courage are encouraged and applauded among our students and are integral to our

ethos as a school. We have an amazing array of extracurricular clubs, trips and experiences

which as well as having educational and character development benefits, are also lots of

fun and create lifelong memories for our students.

As a governing body we work closely with the senior leadership team and staff across the

school to ensure we have a clear, ambitious strategic vision for our school and constantly

strive to ensure that we are moving closer towards our aim of becoming one of the best

schools in Britain, but on our own terms and within the parameters of our ethos and

values as a school.

Each member of the governing body is required to:             


·         Attend half termly FGB meetings (held in the evenings starting at 6.30pm and ending  

          typically at 8.30pm);

·         Take on an individual responsibility (which would involve a daytime meeting in

          school once a term, linked to your responsibility or a school development plan


·         Join a committee (which meets no more than once a half term in the evening

          starting at 6.30pm) and;

·         Review allocated policies and the operation of these policies in practice, which as

          much as possible, will be linked to their individual responsibility


Existing members of our governing body have a range of complementary skills, and

experience with commercial, community, public service and/or educational backgrounds.

The one thing they all have in common however is an overriding commitment and passion

for ensuring that our students receive the best possible broad and balanced education

and leave us equipped with strong skills for their lives after Court Moor. We are looking

for a similar commitment in anyone joining the governing body.  


Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include

in-house support as well as access to external governor training and e-training modules.


Commitment, pragmatism, and alignment with our ethos and vision, are the key

prerequisites for this role. We have however identified the following skills and/or

experience as something we would ideally like in potential candidates.


·         Facilities management.

·         Links with local businesses.

·         HR experience.

·         Fundraising experience.

·         Experience of special educational needs; or

  • Experience of overseeing and advising on Health & Safety compliance
  • Adolescent mental health and wellbeing experience


If you have experience outside of the above and are interested in becoming a

governor, please do still get in touch and we can discuss further.



  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    No expenses should be incurred
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
    Application form Informal discussion
  • Training provided
    In person and online
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
    Governors Code of Conduct
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening Yes No No No No No No

Availability Details

Monthly meetings (held in the evenings starting at 6.30pm and ending typically at 8.30pm)


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