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We currently have a vacancy for a school governor at Brompton Hall School

If you would like to know more about becoming a Governor at Brompton Hall please arrange a conversation with the Headteacher via the Main Office (01723 859121). 

School governors have a varied and important role helping the school run effectively. They have 3 core functions:

  • Planning the strategic direction of the school
  • Overseeing financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent
  • Holding the headteacher or school leadership to account

The governor role is strategic rather than operational. Governors don’t get involved with the day to day running of a school, instead supporting and challenging the school’s leadership team to drive school improvement.

Governors usually attend around 6 meetings a year. Being a school governor is a commitment and a responsibility, but offers you the chance to see first-hand the impact you can make in improving education for children in your community.

Who can be a school governor?

You don’t need to be an experienced professional – it’s about attitude as well as expertise.

School governing boards need skilled people to help them run effectively, but both hard and soft skills are needed around the table. Whether you’ve spent 20 years as an accountant or are in the earlier days of your career, schools need soft skills such as problem solving or negotiation as much as specific expertise.

Click on the link below to check the Department for Education’s guidelines about the requirements for becoming a governor:

Maintained school governor requirements


Are you looking for information and advice about Governing Bodies? Please go to and click on 'Governance' for all the latest information. Below is the current list of Governors at Brompton Hall School:

Staff Governors:   Ms Sharon Young (Headteacher)
    Ms Sarah Hodgson
    Mr K Gallacher (Associate)
Parent Governors:   Mrs J Wigglesworth
Local Authority Governors:   Mr Gerard Wardell
Co-opted Governors:   Mr Edward Dalby (Chair)
    Mrs Yvonne Barkworth
    Ms Kaye Alcock (Vice Chair / Safeguarding)
    Mr Mike Wildey
    Mr A O’Neill
    Mr D Penny
Clerk to Governors   Ms Penny Fenton