School Governor, Hertfordshire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Would you like to shape the future of a thriving academy?

Becoming a school governor is a rewarding and challenging role and will allow you the opportunity to use your skills and attributes to have a positive impact on the education of all students in our school. Governors work closely together and play a vital role in the strategic direction of the school, working with the Headteacher and other senior members of staff to ensure that each of our students can reach their potential and that Leventhorpe develops to be the best it can be. You will be able to develop and learn new skills in a board-level environment, take on different challenges and work as part of an established and successful Governing Body.

The Governing Body operates at a strategic level and is not involved in the day-to-day running of the school. It is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for the promotion of high standards by:  

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governors need not be experts in the field of education. What they do need is an interest in the school and the welfare of its students, together with the time, energy and willingness to get involved. As well as attending Full Governing Body meetings, attendance at committee meetings is also required. 

We are particularly interested in self-nominations and expressions of interest from individuals with experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Law
  • Data Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Property and Estate Management 
  • Marketing, Media and PR


If you are interested in becoming a governor at Leventhorpe, you will need to complete and return an Expression of Interest Form. Please apply to Davina Marshall, Clerk to the Governors, via email at for the form or simply if you would like further information.  

Closing date: 3.00pm on Friday 15th November.  

Appointments are at the Trustees’ discretion and the normal term of office is four years. Interviews will be on a rolling basis.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Regulations require everyone elected or appointed to the governing body to undergo a pre-appointment check, which includes a criminal background DBS check and declaring absence of criminal conviction and bankruptcy proceedings.

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