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Co-opted Governor at Varndean School

Varndean School is a truly exciting school to be involved in as a governor.

Our aim is that all our students should leave us equipped to achieve their full potential – in whatever field they choose. Underpinning this vision is our rich and varied curriculum, our stimulating range of out of school activities and our unique schools within a school structure. This structure creates a caring community in which students can thrive and is frequently mentioned by parents as one of the key reasons they choose Varndean.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

Varndean Governors are seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join their effective cohesive team of people to hold the school to account, to shape the vision of the school and to set the strategic direction. We welcome expressions of interest from all parts of our community and actively seek to reflect the social and cultural diversity of our school community in our membership.

What induction, training and support is offered?

Although governors are volunteers, excellent support and development opportunities are provided through an induction process and full programme of training both face-to-face and online to suit individual needs. There are also opportunities to volunteer alongside experienced governors and to take on a responsibility for an area of the school improvement plan.

What skills or qualities are needed?

We don’t expect you to be an expert in education and welcome governors from all walks of life to bring different perspectives and views. You just need to be committed to supporting our vision for the school community and the educational outcomes of our students.

More info
Date added

20th September 2023


Varndean School


Balfour Road

Deadline for applications

19 Oct 2023




Being a committee member/trustee Volunteering as part of a team

Disabled access?


Expenses paid?


Childcare available?


Contact name

Teresa Dee

Phone number