Parent Governor

At George Spencer Academy we believe a strong partnership with our parents and local community is fundamental in achieving our ‘Ethos of Excellence’ and we strive to keep these links as strong as possible. Our local governing body provides a valued partnership at George Spencer Academy. We work collaboratively with our local governors as we all aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people at the academy whilst also delivering real life chances that are ambitious and challenge our students to become the best versions of themselves.

We are looking to recruit two parent governors to join the local governing body at George Spencer Academy.

What are we looking for?

Our school Governing Body is made up of Governors from all walks of life and a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but all are volunteers who work together for the benefit of the school.

We are currently looking for new Parent Governors and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has:

  • A commitment to the role and the core values of the school
  • An interest in the performance of the school
  • An open and enquiring mind
  • The ability to look at issues objectively
  • The confidence to ask questions
  • A willingness to listen and make informed judgements
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Time to spare
  • A child or children currently attending the school

If you match the above description, we would be delighted to hear from you. We want people from as many backgrounds and with as wide a range of interests as possible.

What can we offer?

  • A chance to develop skills in strategic management
  • The opportunity to work with a team of governors and staff in improving our school
  • A sense of achievement in making a difference to our school
  • The pleasure of helping students to reach their potential

What is the time commitment?

As a local academy governor, you will be expected to attend one Full Governing Body meeting per term and at least one sub-committee meeting each term. You will also be required to read papers prior to meetings, undertake governor visits and governor training and you may be allocated a link governor role
in a specific area.
Parent Governors are appointed for a term of two years.
Governor meetings take place on Tuesday nights from 6pm.

If you feel that you would like to join our governing body please complete the application form. Appointment will be by election by the local Governing Body at the next Governing Body meeting, following a discussion/informal interview with the Principal and Chair of Governors.

Completed application forms should be returned to Lynne Hoptroff by 3.30 pm on Friday 26th November. (Paper copy to the school postal address or via email to

If you would like to have an informal chat with our Chair of Governors, Sarah Ray, please contact our Clerk to Governors, Claire McMillan at

If you would like further information about the governor role please see the trust website –

DBS checks, eligibility checks and references will be required prior to appointment.

Yours sincerely
Mrs H Corbett