School Governor Vacancy

Cheam High School is seeking nominations from individuals living and/or working within the local community to serve a four year term as Governor.  The role is rewarding and interesting in equal measure and need not place major demands on your time.  If you are interested in how the school operates and manages the education of students, becoming a school Governor is an excellent way to serve the school and its community and will give you a good understanding of local education issues.

The time commitment involved will be approximately 6 - 9 hours per term with 1 or 2 meetings each half term.  These are usually held in the early evening.  It is helpful if Governors can make the occasional day time visit, but this is not essential.  Training is provided and would be an expected part of induction into the role.


No special qualifications are needed and the most important things are:


  • To have a keen interest in the education of young people and to want to support the future success of the school.
  • To be prepared to volunteer the time commitment required, play an active part in the Governing Body’s work and work within the Governance framework.
  • Further information on the work of the Governing Body can be found via and criteria regarding fitness to serve as a Governor can be found on the trust website


If you are interested in joining the Local Governing Body of a successful and thriving local school, please e-mail using the address below to register your interest.  The school will then ask you to provide contact details and a short personal statement to support your nomination (between 100 - 250 words).  Those interested are welcome to self-nominate.


HR & Governance Team, Cheam High School

Chatsworth Road, Cheam

Surrey SM3 8PW



After the end of the period of nomination, the current Governors will be responsible for appointing the new Governor.

HR & Governance Team