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Chair of Governors

Start date - ASAP

Evening meetings—approximately 3 hours per meeting, one meeting per month

Reasonable expenses will be paid

Closing date: midday, Friday 21st February 2020

The Duston School is looking to appoint an experienced Chair of Governors.

The Chair of Governors will:

  • work with the Principal to promote and   maintain high standards of educational achievement
  • ensure that the governing body sets a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • with the governing body hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and for the performance management of staff
  • ensure oversight of the financial performance of the school and effective use of the schools resources .

The successful candidate will be required to attend the meetings across the academic year usually 10—12 meetings per year held in the evening. In addition there will be a requirement to meet with the Principal potentially one hour per week in addition to the meeting preparation.


Please complete an application form (we do not accept a CV alone) along with a letter of application to the Principal. Please email the application form and letter to:

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been  unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The Duston School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow  safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks, and Disqualification by Association clearance. In addition references will be requested for short listed applicants prior to interview and will form part of the interview process.

Please apply here if you are interested in this role