Governor Vacancy

Are you interested in becoming a governor?
We have a vacancy for a parent governor. As a governor, you will normally hold office for a period of 4 years, even if your child leaves the Academy during this time.  You can, however, resign from the Academy board at any time.
Academy boards are responsible for a wide range of matters which come under three core functions: 
  • Ensuring Clarity, vision, ethos and strategic direction. 
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.  
They do not get involved in the operational day-to-day running of the school.
Our Academy board expects governors to:
  • attend two termly meetings of the full Academy Board *
  • sit on at least one portfolio and attend the meetings which are usually twice a term*
  • visit the Academy formally for monitoring purposes at least once a term **
  • visit the Academy informally for open and presentation evenings, etc
  • commit to attend training courses, perform additional research as required and take part in monitoring areas within the Academy.
* meetings are usually held on Mondays from 1700.
** preferably daytime whilst the Academy is in ‘session’.
All new and re-appointed Academy governors are required to complete a declaration of eligibility form and we will make a Disclosure and Barring Service referral.
An election will be held if more nominations are received than the number of vacancies.
For more information please contact the Clerk to the Academy Board on 0115 963 2104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Closing date for applications: 20 March 2017