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Co-Opted Governors Required

Published 14/11/2023

Are you passionate about improving children’s outcomes? Would you like to make a valuable contribution in your local community and support our schools?

We’re currently recruiting local governors to help shape the future of our family of schools. Being a school governor is a challenging but extremely rewarding role. In return for your valuable contribution, the role provides:

  • the knowledge that you’re making a difference to children, the school and the community
  • an opportunity to learn and practise key employability skills
  • strategic management experience
  • free training and support
How it works

Each school in Minerva Learning Trust has a Local Governing Body, made up of local governors. Their primary role is to set the strategic direction of the school and monitor educational performance. Governors are absolutely vital to the success of our schools.

Being a governor is a voluntary role and has an average commitment of around 10-15 hours a term. This largely consists of attending meetings, visiting schools and reading background material. You’re not expected to be an expert in education – our governors bring a diverse range of different skills, knowledge and experience. You can read some FAQs about becoming a school governor below. We’ve also addressed some of the most common myths about becoming a school governor here.

Current vacancies

We’re currently recruiting for school governors at the following schools:

  • Chapeltown Academy
  • Ecclesfield School
  • Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
  • Stocksbridge High School
  • Woodthorpe Primary School

To apply, please complete an expression of interest form on the Minerva Learning Trust website.