Co-opted Governor - Southsea Infant School

Southsea Infant School is looking for a new Co-Opted Governor. A Co-Opted Governor doesn\'t have to have a connection to the school or local authority. The ideal person will have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It allows you to 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. As a governor you will be able to: • Use your own experience of education and life beyond school to inform conversations • Develop and utilise your skills in a board-level environment • Make a valuable contribution to education and your community • Support and challenge the school so that it improves for pupils and staff • Bring your unique experiences, perspectives and insights to help make decisions in the interests of the school community Governors agree the aims and objectives for the school and engage the policies and targets for achieving those aims and objectives. They monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher.


Safeguarding is at the heart of all we do and our governors are required to undergo a DBS check to establish their suitability for the role. You must be over 18 to be a governor but you do not need to be a parent. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. There is plenty of training available to help you learn about education and governance.

Schools benefit from a range of professional knowledge on their governing board including education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and public relations, property and estates management, and organisational change.

It is also important that you have time to commit to the role. School governors typically attend 6-12 meetings per year, as well as making school visits and having background reading and training. 


  • Limited Physical Access
  • No criminal record (DBS) check required
  • Not suitable for under 18's
  • Suitable for 14yr olds
  • Suitable for 15yr olds
  • Suitable for 16 year olds
  • Suitable for Families - (under 16's with an adult)
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
  • Will require a driving licence
  • Will require own vehicle or access to a vehicle
  • Will require references

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Southsea Infant School
Collingswood Road

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