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Governors and trustees

Strong governance is key to the success of our schools, to provide strategic leadership, oversight of financial and academic performance and to challenge and support the head teacher and senior leadership team.

Each school in the Trust is led by its own leadership team and local governing body, who have the backing of the Trust to help them achieve their objectives for their school. Strong governance is key to the success of our schools, to provide strategic leadership, oversight of financial and academic performance and to challenge and support the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team.

If you are over 18 years of age, and are willing and able to give time and energy to the role, becoming a school governor could your chance to make a real impact on a school’s success, to support children and young people in your local community and to develop your skills and knowledge which could positively impact on otherparts of your life.

You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to ensure the school does the best for all its pupils, and to engage with and learn more about aspects of education you find interesting.

You can download a leaflet about becoming a governor here.

If you are interested in becoming a governor at one of our schools please read the following and the documents referred to.

The Guide for prospective governors gives a brief introduction to the Trust and outlines the role and sets out the key ‘expectations’ on and responsibilities of a school governor.

The Code of Conduct, referred to in the Requirements sets out the standards of behavior required of governors.

All governors are required to abide by the declaration of interests policy and to declare any relevant interests that may affect their role.

The Trust is required to maintain a register of declarations of interests for Trustees and governors, and to publish any ‘relevant’ business and pecuniary interests. It is preferable to ‘over-declare’ - if in doubt, declare it; only interests that are deemed ‘relevant’ to the work of the Trust are published, other declarations remain confidential.

The Trust is required by the DfE to collect and maintain certain information about its governors and trustees- this information is kept confidential unless indicated otherwise on the application form.

If there are any specific vacancies for governors that we are seeking to fill at this time, please see the current vacancies page.

If you wish to be considered for a position as a governor at any Trust school, please return the completed application form and declaration of interests form to Susanne Wicks, Clerk to the Trust, swicks@greenshawlearningtrust.co.uk.