We are always interested in hearing from potential school governors. Each school within the Trust has its own governing body. Members include community, co-opted, foundation, parent and staff governors.

A governing body has a vital strategic role. The Government and Ofsted have high expectations of its ability to hold headteachers and principals to account and drive improvement.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

Each governor needs to attend the full governing body meeting (usually 4 meetings per year) and serve on a sub-committee (usually 4 meetings per year).

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Debbie Nixon, Executive PA: or contact the headteacher’s PA of the school you are interested in serving.