TP School Governor

Job Vacancy

School Governor

As soon as possible


thrybergh primary school

monday 7th february 2022 (noon)

About us

At Wickersley Partnership Trust, students and learning are at the centre of everything we do. We nurture the development of knowledge, creativity, skills and understanding to help our children develop into happy, healthy, caring and successful citizens. We do this in a safe and positive learning environment where every individual is valued, self-belief is encouraged and each individual is able to achieve their full potential.

Wickersley Partnership Trust was founded in 2014 with charitable status and currently comprises of 8 primary schools and 5 secondary schools (including 1 sixth form) across Rotherham and neighbouring counties. WPT is committed to ensuring that all students have the best educational experience possible, and to do this, we recognise the importance of supporting our staff thoroughly in their professional development through the dissemination of best practice and collaboration, and through reflecting and debating on their practice. More about WPT’s vision can be found on our website.

About the role

You can make a positive difference to the lives of young people in your local community by becoming a School Governor and helping to drive school improvement. 

A school’s Local Governing Body plays an important role in a school’s success, working together as a team to support and challenge senior school leadership and guiding their strategic direction. School Governors need to reflect and represent the local communities they serve. They also need people with a good blend of knowledge, skills and experience. 

So, whatever your age or background and wherever you are in your career, you will have a lot to contribute and gain from being a School Governor. 

It’s an opportunity for personal development, which could include:

  • Strategic leadership
  • Project management
  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Budget control
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Problem solving

You will need to attend half-termly meetings, typically outside of school hours, and do the necessary preparatory reading. The time commitment is the region of 2-3 hours a month depending on the school or additional responsibilities you take on. 

The Trust has an extensive programme of support with regular, bespoke training sessions, Governor network meetings, extensive Governor online resources, an annual WPT Governor’s conference and additional training opportunities through Learners First Partnership – all free of charge.

Completed applications should be returned to by the application deadline. 

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CVs, all applicants must complete an application form in full.