Vacancy for a School Governor at Lache Primary School

Posted 23 June 2017 | 0 Comments

Lache Primary School, Chester, is currently seeking to appoint a School Governor, preferably from the local business community.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one with three key functions: overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent; holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

Lache Primary School is smaller than the average primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is more than twice the national average. The proportion of pupils who receive support in school for their special educational needs and/or disabilities is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is also above the national average.

Previous experience as a Governor is not essential. Many of the tasks Governors are required to undertake can benefit from general business knowledge such as understanding management systems, business planning, budget planning, and HR functions. Skills gaps in the Board’s composition which the Board has identified include experience of procurement / purchasing; and experience of premises and facilities management. An interest in the education, welfare, and development of children is also important.

Lache School has arrangements in place for the Induction of new Governors, and all Governors are encouraged to attend training courses which are normally held in Cheshire.

If you would like to find out more about our School,  please take a look at the School’s Website at

If you would like to find out more about what a Governor does, a good source is :

If you are interested, please send brief details about yourself, including areas of your relevant experience, to Neil Holmes, c/o the School, at the above address, or to the School’s email address above.