Governor Vacancies

TCAT are looking to strengthen and sustain their collective governing body. Please see the below candidate pack and contact for more information. 



Foundation Governor Vacancy at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School 

We are looking to appoint a Foundation Governor at the school and would like you to consider whether you could serve God in this way. 

The role of a foundation governor provides many opportunities to support the amazing work of our schools, from supporting the headteacher to having a say in the strategic direction of the school.  A Foundation Governor has a unique role of securing the Christian Distinctiveness  of a school.  

Governors play a key role in ensuring that the children of our community develop both academically and spiritually within a distinctive Christian ethos. We are looking for people who are able to support the school in its understanding and development of the Christian aspects of its work and are willing to commit time and effort to supporting the educational development of the children in the school. You do not have to be an educational expert as you will be given help in developing such skills, and training is available on all aspects of school governance. What is important is a willingness to commit to the role and an ability to ask questions whilst working with others to ensure the best outcomes for the children by challenging and supporting school leaders in equal measure. School governance uses the experience of people from many walks of life and if you work in business, have an interest in finance or have experience of working in a variety of situations then you could make a valuable contribution to the work of the school governing body. 

Full Governing Body meetings take place once a term from 4pm – 6pm. Smaller subcommittees are held more frequently, usually once each half term and are from 8am until 9am. Membership of any committee will be based on your experience and skills. 

Christian ministry can take many forms and we strongly feel that church school governance is an important part of the church’s mission. Currently there are 792 children in the school and thus provides an opportunity to share the Christian message with many who may not have any experience of the Christian faith.  

If you feel that you could take on this very important role then please complete the attached application form and return it to Miss Morris, Clerk to the Governing Body.  

For more information, please see the links below. 

Appointing Foundation Governors – Diocese of Chester (


Qualifications and Disqualifications to serve as a school Governor

If you have any questions about being a governor or the nomination process, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body via email at