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?


Balshaw’s Church of England High School is looking for 3 enthusiastic, committed people to serve on its governing board.


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, or someone you know, is interested in finding out more, please:

  • visit the school website at for further information on becoming a school governor and to access an application form
  • for an informal chat please contact Headteacher/Chair of Governors for an informal chat:


Closing Date for Applications: Open application window – submission of application forms welcome.


For information on 'What Governors Do' then please see here


For the Co-opted Governor Application, please see here