Become a school governor

East Midlands Academy Trust has a number of governor vacancies within our family of schools across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. 

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If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to become involved in your local community and have a passion for learning and making a difference to the lives of children, then we would love to hear from you.

We’re looking for people with a commitment to the education sector who are available to attend meetings around six times a year to work with the academies within our Trust. 

Governors perform an important strategic role monitoring the performance of the school, ensuring safeguarding is robust and helping to develop meaningful relationships with the community. 

We can offer you full support through our Executive Team which includes a Head of Governance who is available to respond to queries and concerns. We will provide governor training and would encourage you to network with others across the family of EMAT academies to support the governance role.

We also need people with:

  • Good listening skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Time to attend occasional school activities and to carry out monitoring visits during the day
  • A commitment to self-development

We are particularly keen to hear from people from BAME backgrounds, people with a disability and younger people, who are currently under-represented on school governing bodies across the country. We are not necessarily looking for education experts; we also need lay people to bring their life experiences to the role.

Being part of a governing board offers an experience to build a team, develop leadership skills and obtain other useful skills for the workplace and beyond.  Our boards are supported by a professional clerk and the Executive Team of East Midlands Academy Trust.

If you are interested and would like to find out more please contact Paul Osborne via 07585 125275 or or complete the online form below.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Hear from one of our governors

    David Hood, chair of the Castle, Stimpson Avenue and Hardingstone Local Advisory Board

    Why did you want to be a governor?

    I have a large number of grandchildren and with more time on my hands, I thought it was time to give something back to schools.

    What’s the best thing about being a governor?

    Meeting different people and getting to see the younger generation in  school environment.

    What skills have you learnt since becoming a governor?

    I have learned about Pupil Premium, EYFS assessments and phonics and received comprehensive governor training.

    What are the three key skills you think are needed to be a good governor?

    Patience, objectivity and asking questions!

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