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Become a school governor

Want to make a difference in your community, and develop your own professional skills?   By volunteering as a school governor you can do both.

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed people with a passion for education to join our team of governors.

What is the role of a governor? 

  • Contributing to the development of the school’s strategic direction in line with the Trust strategy, vision, values, aims and objectives  
  • Reviewing and monitoring plans for improvement 
  • Supporting and challenging the headteacher and school leaders to improve the educational performance of all pupils
  • Ensuring that the school is a safe and happy place for pupils and staff 

What does the role offer? 

  • A chance to develop your own personal skills 
  • Access to a programme of free training in respect of education/governance matters 
  • A sense of achievement in helping make a difference to children reaching their potential 
  • The support and guidance from fellow governors 

All school Governors serve a 4-year term, and are essential for the effectiveness and success of our schools.  It is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling role. They act as a ‘critical friend’, working voluntarily to strategically oversee the running of the school.  There are 6 meetings a year, which are a mix of face to face and via Zoom.

We would be delighted to hear from anyone who: 

  • Is interested in children’s education and the performance of the school 
  • Has spare time and the energy for the role 
  • Can work well as part of a team 
  • Has an enquiring mind and the confidence to ask questions and debate issues that affect the school 
  • Can consider matters objectively and make informed judgements  

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the role before submitting an application of interest, please contact us and a member of the local governance committee will be more than happy to call you for an informal chat. 

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We look forward to hearing from you.

 Our governors have a variety of skills and experience, but all share a common interest of wanting the best possible education for the children in our schools.