Local Academy Governors - Registering Your Interest
Local Academy Governors
Registering Your Interest
What do our Academy Governors do?
Wade Deacon Trust Academy Governors are working with Principals and staff to ensure pupils get the best from their time in our academies. Individuals who sit on local governing bodies (LGBs) are referred to as ‘local governors’. This is because trustees can delegate governance functions to the local level. Trustees have complete discretion over what is delegated to each LGB. Details of the constitution and membership of Strategic Governing Bodies are available on member Academy websites. Their role is a strategic one to:
Ensure clarity of the Trusts vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Working with the Trust hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its students, and the performance management of staff;
Oversee the financial performance of the school making sure its money is well spent.
Who can become a Governor?
We encourage applications from people from all walks of life so that we can draw on a wide variety of skills and experience to support and develop the academy. At the foot of this form is a list of eligibility criteria, but equally important is your readiness to work as part of a team that understands the academy’s work and ability to think through new ideas and decide what is best for the academy.
This will mean you are willing to:
Attend meetings regularly
Become involved and get to know the academy
Help the local community and increase the learning opportunities of the pupils
Read all paperwork circulated for meetings
Attend events at the academy
Respect confidentiality at all times
What are the benefits of becoming a Governor?
Wade Deacon Academy Trust Governors find the role challenging, interesting and deeply rewarding because they can see how their work contributes to the well-being and prospects of pupils, academies and communities. It gives them a real opportunity to make a difference. In addition, our Governors tell us how it assists their personal development as being a Governor provides experience of executive decision making.
If you would like to discuss becoming a Governor of one of our academies please use the contact form below.