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Local School Governors – Part-Time Voluntary Roles


Local School Governors – Part-Time Voluntary Roles 

Ambitions Academies Trust is a successful Multi-Academy Trust providing outstanding education for students in our 13 schools – 11 based in BCP and 2 based in Weymouth.  We provide education to accommodate the full school age range across our 6 primary, 5 secondary and 2 special schools.  Our primary sector also incorporates Little Ambers Nurseries, these provisions are at 3 of our schools.

To support our schools on their improvement journey in bringing ‘outstanding achievement for all’ we are seeking new members for our local governing bodies, the Academy Advisory Committees.  Ambitions Academies Trust aims for a positive and purposeful partnership with the committees as this is undoubtedly of great benefit to all of the children.

One of the most significant ways you can contribute in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a governor on one of our Academy Advisory Committees.  Whilst we are currently seeking new committee members for all of our schools, we are keen in increase the committee membership of our primary and special schools.  Please see our website with links to each of our academies

The committee’s main objectives are to provide support and challenge to the school, ensure that all pupils receive a high-quality education and plan for future development and improvement.  The Committee is able to monitor and evaluate the progress that the school is making and support and challenge the Academy Principal and their senior team so that it improves the performance for pupils and staff.

Each Committee member brings unique experiences, perspectives and insights to the team to work together for the benefit of the school.  You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to young people, make a valuable contribution to your local community and use and develop your skills in a committee environment.

Each Academy Advisory Committee ideally comprises of 6-8 members to cover a number of specific governance roles, these include, Safeguarding, SEND and Health & Safety.

Committee meetings take place once each term.  Committee members are also expected to visit the school each term, during the school day, for monitoring visits and are encouraged to support school events.  Ideally these activities will take place at the school.  Committee members have been able to participate virtually using Microsoft Teams.

There are no special qualifications needed as the most important aspects of the role are to have a keen interest in the school and a willingness to play an active part in the Committee’s work.

New Committee members will undertake a comprehensive and supportive induction programme.  Governance training and ongoing support will also be available.

The Trust’s Strategic Plan and the Scheme of Delegation is also on our website.

The closing date for applications: Friday 4th February 2022 at 12.00pm

 For an application form please contact Carol Box, Governance Lead

Email [email protected]

Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV

Applicants will be invited to attend an informal introductory meeting that will provide an overview of the Trust and an opportunity to ask any questions.

Start Date: As soon as possible

 Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.