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Local Governing Bodies

Being a Local Governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to the lives of children and young people within it. Local Governors live or work in the community served by one of our schools and have a keen interest in the school's success.

What is a Local Governor?

Each of our 16 schools has a Local Governing Body who focus on the school’s ethos, standards
and relationship with the local community. They also provide support and challenge to the school’s leadership team.

Who can be a Local Governor?

Anyone with the time, energy and commitment to make a difference to their community. We particularly welcome local business people and individuals with skills or experience in areas such as educational standards, safeguarding, human resources, health & safety and marketing. Selection is based on the completion of an application form and skills audit, and a short interview with a Regional Director or Chair of Local Governors.

What does it involve?

As a Local Governor, you would be expected to commit to at least one meeting per term, usually from 6pm to 8pm, attend relevant training and occasionally complete a visit during the school day. Team work, enthusiasm and the ability to ask questions, listen and learn also play a big part.

Interested? Please contact Encarna Aparicio on 0118 902 1273, or email

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