School Governors – support and vacancies

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Are you passionate about giving back to your community? Would you like to boost your skills, whilst shaping the lives of future generations? Volunteer as a school governor in North Lincolnshire today.

Your role as a school governor

Becoming a governor is a hugely rewarding role that enables you to help shape the vision and strategic direction of a school and oversee educational and financial performance.

Using your life experience, you will help to ensure local children get the best education possible.


School governors develop vital skills to boost their own career or benefit their personal life, including:

  • relationship building
  • strategic planning
  • leadership skills
  • increasing confidence
  • effective teamworking
  • problem solving

Who can become a governor?

We are looking for community-minded people of all ages and backgrounds to volunteer. If you are over the age of 18 and can spare as little as five hours a month you could make a real difference.  You don’t need to be a parent.

Interested? Apply today

If you are interested in applying for any of our vacancies please complete our online application by clicking the button below.

Please contact us by emailing: gov.bodies@northlincs.gov.uk if you would like a printed copy of the form or if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Further information

We provide support and training for our school governors to help them in their role. Our training courses are emailed to all governors annually.

All school governors receive a newsletter each term with details of training courses, legal advice and latest news.

All governing bodies are supported by a trained clerk. Most governing bodies purchase the clerking service from the council. Clerks offer advice and support to the governing body as well as administration.

The North Lincolnshire Association of Governing Bodies represents and supports governing bodies in North Lincolnshire.

The Governors Handbook  includes information about the role and legal duties of governing bodies and Governors in maintained schools and academies (including free schools)

The National Association of Governors represents school governors in England. The NGA is an independent charity that aims to support and promote good governance in our schools.

Vacancies by Governor type as at 20 May 2024

Vacancy Type: Co-opted

  • Alkborough Primary School
  • Barton St Peter’s CE Primary School
  • Berkeley Primary School
  • Brigg Primary School
  • Burton Upon Stather Primary School
  • Bushfield Road Infant School
  • Crosby Primary School
  • Enderby Road Infant School
  • Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire
  • Frederick Gough School
  • Gunness & Burringham CE Primary School
  • Holme Valley Primary School
  • Killingholme Primary School
  • Kirton Lindsey Primary School
  • Leys Farm Junior School
  • Lincoln Gardens Primary School
  • Messingham Primary School
  • Oakfield Primary School
  • Sir John Nelthorpe School
  • St Hugh’s School
  • St Luke’s Primary School
  • The Axholme Academy
  • The Belton Wroot Federation (Belton CE Primary School & Wroot Travis Charity Primary School)
  • The Bridge Federation (Winteringham Primary & South Ferriby Primary School)
  • The River View Family of Schools’ Federation (Baysgarth School & Castledyke Primary School)
  • The St Barnabas’ and St Helena’s Federation
  • The Winterton Federation (Winterton CE Infant & Winterton Junior)
  • Westcliffe Primary School

Vacancy Type: Local Authority

  • Bottesford Infant School
  • John Harrison CE Primary School
  • St Luke’s Primary School
  • The Riverside Federation (Luddington and Garthorpe Primary & Eastoft CE Primary)
  • The St Barnabas’ and St Helena’s Federation

Vacancy Type: Parent

  • Alkborough Primary School
  • Berkeley Primary School
  • Enderby Road Infant School
  • Frodingham Infant School
  • Kirton Lindsey Primary School
  • Lincoln Gardens Primary School
  • Outwood Junior Academy Brumby
  • Scunthorpe CE Primary School
  • St Bede’s Catholic Voluntary Academy
  • St Hugh’s School
  • St Luke’s Primary School
  • The Belton Wroot Federation (Belton All Saints CE Primary & Wroot Travis Charity Primary)
  • The Riverside Federation (Eastoft CE Primary School & Luddington and Garthorpe Primary School)
  • The Vale Academy & Worlaby Academy
  • The Willoughby Willows and Strand Academy
  • Westwoodside CE Primary School