We are always searching for high-quality governors to join us across Leigh Academies Trust within our primary, secondary and SEN academies. Being a governor is a tremendously valuable and rewarding role. We encourage our governors to become involved in the wider life of our academies and to challenge and support our academies to reach new heights each year.
The opportunity to give back to the community through volunteering as a governor is a privilege and we are looking for high-calibre, motivated and dynamic new governors from a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experiences to register their interest today!
Academy Board Governors are required, through the Chair of the Academy Board, to work with the Principal(s), senior leadership team(s) and other governors to drive the strategic development of each academy and raise standards of achievement for all pupils. Governors will also shape and champion the vision, ethos and culture of the academy. Our governors are expected to make several visits to their academies during each academic year, enabling them to understand and monitor the academies’ work and progress. Following their visits, reports can be submitted for consideration by the relevant Academy Board so that important lessons can be learned and outstanding issues addressed.
All we require at this stage is for you to fill in a registration of interest application so that we can get a full understanding of your experience and why you feel you would make a great governor. Our team will then make contact with you further to you registering your details to discuss what we have to offer, current opportunities across our academies or those that may be available in due course.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask our committed and knowledgeable Talent Team; 01634 412 263.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.