Could you spare the time to be a Governor at one of our schools?

We currently have co-opted vacancies at our following schools:

  • Frederick Gent School
  • Selston High School
  • Springwell Community College
  • Swanwick Hall School


We currently have Parent Governor vacancies at our following schools:

  • Ashfield School
  • Frederick Gent School
  • Selston High School
  • Swanwick Hall School


We would be delighted to hear from you if:

  • You have a desire to ensure the best possible education for our students;
  • Are community spirited;
  • Are able to work as part of a team;
  • Have the time to commit to being a Governor;
  • You are 18 or over;

Knowledge of the education system is not a prerequisite as free training will be provided and support is available.


To be a co-opted Governor, you do not need to:

  • Be a parent of a child at the school
  • Have a knowledge of the education system – we will train and support you

To be a Parent Governor, you do need to be a parent of a child at the school.

A full list of qualifications and disqualifications for being a Governor are attached as an appendix.


What is the commitment?

We want you to be realistic about the commitment needed.

Each Local Governing Body has a minimum of 4 Governors meetings each year and you would be expected to attend all of these if possible. The meetings usually last for two hours. In addition, we have two half-day monitoring days each year, which you are also expected to attend.

In addition to the meetings, Governors are expected to attend New Governor Induction Training which is a six-hour commitment, currently on Teams over two evenings. It sounds painful, but it’s soon done, and it provides an invaluable baseline for your experience as a Governor.

There is also safeguarding training which you would be expected to do. Other online training is available and all training is paid for by the Trust.


What does the role offer?

  • A chance to develop your own personal skills.
  • Access to a programme of free training in respect of education and governance matters.
  • A sense of achievement in helping students to reach their potential.

The support and guidance from fellow governors.


If you are interested, or know of somebody else who would be, then please complete an application form and return to the Lead Governance Professional, Sarah Hand.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the role before applying, please contact Sarah Hand in the first instance:

Contact details for Mrs Sarah Hand


Telephone: 01623 259639

Postal Address:
The Two Counties Trust
Sutton Road

Interviews will be held during February 2022.


Application Form