St Wulstan's Catholic Primary School

We come to school to Love, Learn and Share in the Light of Jesus

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Becoming a Governor

If you are interested in being a governor at St Wulstan's we have made this short presentation giving a little more information about this interesting role.

Parent Governor Vacancy


Dear parents/carers,

I am writing to inform you of a vacancy for the role of parent governor on our governing board.


The role of the governing board

The school’s governing board is responsible for providing confident and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for the school’s educational and financial performance.

The board is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

The role of a parent governor

As a parent governor, you’ll work with the board to make sure it effectively carries out the duties referred to above. You’ll also play a vital role in bringing a parental perspective to the governing board, but you’re not there to speak ‘on behalf’ of the parent body.


To be a parent governor you should have:

  • A strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children
  • Good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • The specific skills required to make sure the governing board delivers effective governance


The governing board is keen for candidates to have skills in supporting and developing the Catholic Life and mission of the school.


How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for the role, please complete the candidate form attached to this letter and return to the school by 10/11/22. If we receive more applications than there are vacancies, a secret ballot will be carried out. We will inform you closer to the time if we have to do this.

 Parent Governor Application Form.docx

If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please contact the school and we shall be more than happy to discuss the role further.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs Anna Lindop (Chair of Governors)