Co-opted Governor

Downs Junior School

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Downs Junior School, a popular and lively establishment, is presently one of the largest junior schools in Brighton and Hove with just over five hundred pupils aged between seven and eleven. We are situated close to Blakers Park in the vibrant Fiveways area of Brighton. The children are organised into sixteen mixed ability classes with four classes per year group. Each year group contains up to one hundred and twenty eight pupils; maximum numbers thirty two per class.

Our late Victorian school, built in the 1890’s, is now a Grade 2 listed property. A great deal of thought has gone into keeping its best features whilst providing up to date, educational facilities for both staff and pupils. All classrooms are provided with the latest whiteboard technology and we are currently nearly through a programme of classroom refurbishment. Disability access is available on different levels, with the present exception of the first floor.


The Governing Body is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join an 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 pupil intake in our governors.

 We do not 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 school community and the educational outcomes of our pupils. 


Excellent support and development opportunities are provided for governors through an induction process and full programme of training both face-to-face and online to suit individual needs. There are also opportunities to work alongside experienced governors and to take on a responsibility for an area of the school improvement plan.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Rugby Road

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  • 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)
    over 18
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training