Latest News

Governor Vacancy

Posted: 7/02/22

Governor Vacancy

School Governor Opportunity for those in the local community, including parents/carers of children at the school. (NB This is NOT an elected parent governor role.)

Oaks Park High School is seeking nominations from individuals living and/or working within the local community to serve a four year term as Governor, and would welcome applications from a range of different backgrounds that reflect the diversity of the local community. The current governing body, established by the CAN Trust Board, is looking to appoint governors with experience in the areas listed below to strengthen or complement existing skills:

  • educational professional experience (e.g. teaching at secondary, college or university level)
  • finance

The Governor role is rewarding and interesting in equal measure and need not place major demands on your time. If you are interested in how the school operates and manages the education of its students, becoming a school governor is an excellent way to serve the school and its community and gain a good understanding of local education issues.

The time commitment involved will be approximately 6 – 9 hours per term with 1 or 2 meetings each half term. These are usually held in the early evening. It is helpful if governors can make the occasional day time visit, but this is not essential. Training is provided and would be an expected part of induction into the role.
It is important to:

  • have a keen interest in the education of young people and to want to support the future success of the school
  • be prepared to volunteer the time commitment required, play an active part in the governing body’s work and work within the governance framework
  • satisfy the criteria regarding fitness to serve as a governor that apply to both trustees and governors. These can be found on the Trust website:


Further information on the work of the governing body can be found on the Governance webpage here


If you are interested in being part of the Local Governing Body and supporting the school to provide high quality education, then please contact the Governance Team by emailing

You will be asked to provide contact details and a short personal statement to support your nomination (between 100 -250 words). Your nomination should be sent as soon as possible. You are able to self-nominate.

The closing date for nominations is ongoing. As applications are received, the Local Governing Body/Trust