Co-Opt Governor
  • Employer: Wirral School
  • Reference: SCH/21/157104
  • Published: Wed 30/06/2021, 10:40 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 01/09/2021, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 45.00 hours
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hoylake Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Merseyside

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Co-Opt Governor


45 Working Hours


What are we looking for?

Our school Governing Board is made up of Parent, Staff, Local Authority and Co-opted Governors. Co-opted Governors include both parents and members of the community. Our Governors may come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the school and are the link between the School and the community it serves. We are currently looking for 2 new Co-opted Governors and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:


An interest in the performance of the school.

A desire to contribute to and represent the community.

An open and enquiring mind

The ability to look at issues objectively.

The confidence to ask questions and join in debate.

A willingness to listen and make informed judgements.

The ability to work well with others.


We have recently reviewed the skills of our Governing Board and we would particularly welcome interest from anyone with financial or accounting qualifications and knowledge of the local/regional economy or experience in Project Management, especially Change Management and Reviewing Business Cases to help strengthen the Governing Board in this area.


What can we offer?

Being a Governor can be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding. It can also offer:


A chance to develop skills in strategic management.

The opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our School.

Training to develop an understanding of specific School management issues.

A sense of achievement in making a difference to our School.

The pleasure of helping students reach their potential.


What is the Governing Board’s Role?

The Governing Board of Hoylake Holy Trinity Primary School has three main functions:


Setting strategic direction - championing our vision, values and ethos and setting priorities for school improvement.

Holding to account: we are responsible for holding the Headteacher and Senior Leaders to account for the quality of teaching and learning, levels of achievement, behaviours and safety.

Ensuring good financial governance: ensuring good financial management by setting and overseeing the budget, ensuring that resources are allocated to school priorities and needs in practice though, we are best described as a critical friend.

The Headteacher has overall responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for Hoylake Holy Trinity Primary School that means creating an environment where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential: children, teaching, and support staff.


The Governing Board is there to provide a framework which helps the Headteacher to deliver the aims and vision of Hoylake Holy Trinity and enables her to reach her potential through the right mix of support and challenge.


The Governing Board works together as a team:

The full Governing Board meets a minimum of 3 times a year.

Governors work in smaller Committees to focus on the key areas of Budget management, Teaching and Learning and Building & Environment (minimum of 3 meetings per year)

Some Governors have specific responsibilities: for example, Special Educational Needs or Health & Safety

Remember, You don’t have to be a parent - please feel free to share this with friends, relatives or colleagues who you think may have an interest in becoming involved.


Application forms for the above post are available online at and also from the school office. Please return completed application forms with a supporting letter to the Headteacher at the school address.


Closing Date: 01/09/2021


This post is subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.


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.


All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability.


Please don’t be put off by thinking that you have to have specialist expertise or knowledge. Enthusiasm and interest is much more important to start with and there is tried and tested training and support available to help you, including an induction programme and training provided through the Local Authority, as well as experienced Governors to support you.


If you are interested, please submit an expression of interest to Chris French, Chair of Governors, Hoylake Holy Trinity Primary School, Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 3BH or via the school email:


The expression of interest should be no more than 500 words, explaining your background and why you are interested in joining us. If you would like an informal chat regarding the role, please contact school and a member of the Governing Board will contact you.


Hoylake Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Market Street



CH47 3BH

Tel: 0151 632 4153



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