Co-opted Governor at Varndean School

Varndean School

Register your Interest

Varndean Governors are seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join their effective cohesive team of people to hold the school to account, to shape the vision of the school and to set the strategic direction. We welcome expressions of interest from all parts of our community and actively seek to reflect the social and cultural diversity of our school community in our membership.

Varndean School is a truly exciting school to be involved in as a governor.

Our aim is that all our students should leave us equipped to achieve their full potential – in whatever field they choose. Underpinning this vision is our rich and varied curriculum, our stimulating range of out of school activities and our unique schools within a school structure. This structure creates a caring community in which students can thrive and is frequently mentioned by parents as one of the key reasons they choose Varndean.

Our governors have a wide range of experience, but all share a commitment to helping.


Although governors are volunteers, excellent support and development opportunities are provided through an induction process and full programme of training both face-to-face and online to suit individual needs. There are also opportunities to volunteer alongside experienced governors and to take on a responsibility for an area of the school improvement plan. We don’t expect you to be an expert in education and welcome governors from all walks of life to bring different perspectives and views. You just need to be committed to supporting our vision for the school community and the educational outcomes of our students. 


  • Training.
  • Expenses.
  • Team working.

Practical Considerations

5b bus route, parking on site.

When do I need to be available?

Details Meetings are held on Thursday evenings from 6pm, five times a year. Between that volunteering activities are flexible in terms of timing
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Balfour Road
East Sussex

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training