School Governor Wanted

We are currently looking for a new co-opted governor to join our governing body to support the strategic direction of the school. Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body to act in the best interests of the school and the wider community they represent.


We encourage applications from all members of society, regardless of background, gender, ethnicity, disability, or age (as long as you're over 18). We would like someone from our local community to join our effective team. You do not have to have a child in the school. This is an exciting opportunity, and we welcome anyone who can contribute fresh and stimulating ideas.


So, if you have an interest in education and can commit to approximately 6-8 hours per month (term time only) to attend meetings and occasional events, we would be pleased to hear from you. If you want to know more about the role of a co-opted governor, please email admin@ilfracombe-jun.devon.sch.uk or phone 01271 863463. We will be more than happy to have a chat.


As a governing body our aim is to have a broad and balanced range of skills in order to carry out our role. Apart from good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and undertake training to develop new skills, we are particularly interested in prospective governors who have experience in the following:

• Health & Safety

• Premises Management

• Looking after children with SEND


In return you will have the opportunity to gain the following skills:

• Strategic planning

• Experience on a board

• Holding senior leaders to account

• Finance, and maintaining oversight of potentially multi-million pound budgets

• Human resources and performance management

• Project management

• Marketing

• Communication and teamwork

• Decision making