Parent Governor Vacancy

Parent Governor Opportunity

Oaks Park High School is forming its first governing body.  We are looking for two committed, enthusiastic and supportive parents to join the Local Governing Body (LGB).  This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the future development of your child’s school and to contribute to its success.

The 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 your child, becoming a school governor is an excellent way to serve the school and its community and will give you 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. The usual term of office is 4 years for governors though  you are not committed to this length of time (but it does pass very quickly!).

No special qualifications are needed and the most important things are:

  • to have a keen interest in the education of young people and to want to support the future success of the school
  • to be prepared to volunteer the time commitment required, play an active part in the governing body’s work and work within the governance framework.



  • Further information on the work of the governing body can be found on the website here.   There are also FAQ that you may find of interest here.
  • There are criteria regarding fitness to serve as a governor that apply to both trustees and governors.  These can be found on the Trust website page here:


If you are a parent of a child at our school and are interested in helping the school in this way, please contact Ms D Stocks, Officer to the Governing Body, by emailing

Ms Stocks will then ask you to provide contact details and a short personal statement to support your nomination (between 100 -250 words). If you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 13th September at 3.15pm.

If multiple nominations are received it will be necessary to hold a ballot among all parents and information will be provided in due course.

We look forward to hearing from you