Priestlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and you will be required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions.  Priestlands School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The Role of the Board of Governors

Priestlands School has always aimed for a partnership with parents and the community, which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children.  One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a Governor.  The Board of Governors' main task is to support the school, ensure that students receive high quality education and plan for future development improvement. You will be part of a team which holds 10 Board meetings per year which will require approximately 6 hours of your time per month.

We hope you will get a lot out of being a governor; the knowledge that you are helping the school and students, the satisfaction of giving something back to the community, a sense of purpose and achievement, new skills which may be useful elsewhere, broader horizons, new friends and workmates, together with training and support in order to help you fulfill your duties and responsibilities.

Parent Governors play a vital role in ensuring the Board of Governors is aware of the views of parents and the local community.  Interested parents need to complete an application form and an election will be held.

Community Governors will be living and working within the local area but will not be a parent of a current Priestlands student.  Interested candidates need to complete an application form and will be appointed by the Board of Governors.

If you are interested but would like an informal chat about the role before making an application, please contact Caroline Clitherow, Clerk to Governors via email at

Equally, Peter Main, Headteacher, would also be happy to discuss the role further with you so please feel free to email him at

Current Vacancies

We are currently seeking a Community Governor to join the Board.  Please click on the links below to apply:

Community Governor Application Form