Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Have you thought about being a governor?

  • Thinking about volunteering?
  • Are you interested in children’s education?
  • Would you like to become a school governor?
  • For information on 'What Governors Do' then please see here

Balshaw’s Church of England High School is looking for enthusiastic, committed people to serve on its governing board as co-opted and parent governors.

Balshaw’s Church of England High School is a Voluntary Controlled school.  This means that it is a state school under the control of the Local Authority, but has a strong religious ethos and an affiliation to Blackburn Diocese.

Balshaw’s is heavily oversubscribed and appeals are heard by the authority throughout the year for entry.  There are 920 students on role.  There are no specific entry requirements for Balshaw’s which is a genuinely comprehensive school.  It draws its students from the local area, increasingly this is from the nearby Buckshaw Village residential development.

Balshaw’s is proud of its outstanding SIAMS and Ofsted judgements.  Its results mean that students at Balshaw’s make more progress than at any other Leyland school.  It also performs well against schools of a similar nature nationally.  It delivers a curriculum which aims to give students a strong academic foundation for their future choices whether that is higher education, an apprenticeship or employment.

We are looking for people who have the skills and qualities to work as part of a team in challenging and supporting the school’s leaders to ensure that our children get the best education possible. Applications will be especially welcomed from those with:

  • Financial management and strategic financial planning

You don’t need an education background to be an effective school governor, but you do need time (approximately 10-12 hours per school term), commitment, and a willingness to scrutinise information and ask challenging questions. You will also need to be able to visit the school occasionally during school time. Training is available and offered both during the day and in the evenings.

Becoming a school governor is a great way to contribute to your local community and improve the lives of local children.   If you would like an informal chat then please contact:

Co-opted Governor Applications

Co-opted Governor Applications: This is an open application window – submission of application forms welcome.

You can find details about the Co-opted Governor Application here.

Parent Governor Elections and Applications - September 2019

There are places for 4 parent governors on the governing body of this school.  They are elected by the parents of pupils at this school to serve a 4 year term of office.  There are now vacancies for 4 parent governors. 

Nomination forms and further information are being given to students to bring home on Wednesday 25th September or Thursday 26th September.

You may, if you wish, put yourself forward for election, using the nomination form.  If you require additional nomination forms, please contact school or download from here.

  • Information about being a Parent Governor information can be found here
  • Details of disqualification from holding a governorship can be found here

You can find details about our Governors here.

You can find details about Governors attendance and information here.