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Join Our Multi-Academy Trust as a Governor

Join Our Multi-Academy Trust as a Governor!

Are you passionate about education and making a difference in your community? We’re thrilled to announce 5 exciting vacancies across our Multi Academy Trust for the pivotal role of Governor on our Local Governing Bodies.

We are Connect Education Trust, creating remarkable futures for thousands of pupils through educational excellence. With seven schools, 500 people, and over 3000 pupils under our care, we are proud to be making a difference to the communities we serve.

As a Governor, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction and success of our schools, shaping the futures of young minds. We’re eager to welcome Governors with a background in education who brings valuable insights and expertise to support our schools’ growth and development.

Our Vision 

To empower children to lead remarkable futures.

Our Mission  

To connect with our pupils and offer them an exceptional education. Recruiting inspirational and committed teachers, school leaders and people to empower each and every one of the children in our care.

Our Core Values

We Care. It's our calling to protect and grow our pupils and our people. We work in a world where empathy, thoughtfulness and personal responsibility are absolutely essential.

We Empower. Pupils and our people are equipped and encouraged to be the best that they can be. We give pupils and our people the skills and the belief they need to succeed.

We Create. We get things done through hard work, resilience and high energy. We dream big and imagine bold new ways to shape the future of learning.

The Local Governing Body is responsible for providing confident and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance with a particular focus on monitoring:

  • The standards of educational performance of all pupils
  • The well-being and safety of all children and adults within the school
  • The school’s position and role within the local community

As a Governor, you will work with the Local Governing Body to ensure it effectively carries out the duties referred to above. You’ll also play a vital role in ensuring that the Local Governing Body is connected with, and is aware of the views of all stakeholders.

To be an LGB staff member you should have:

  • A strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children
  • Good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • The specific skills required to ensure the LGB delivers effective governance

The Local Governing Body meet termly (3 times per year) and it is important that you are able to attend these meetings so that you are up to date and able to contribute fully to discussions. If meetings are held in school time, where possible, arrangements will be made to cover your work so that you may attend.

Governor visits are an important aspect of effective governance. You may be assigned a specific ‘link role’ but this will depend on time commitments.

To carry out your role, we provide appropriate induction training soon after you take up office. You can also access a wide range of training opportunities to support your development. All governance appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a Section 128 check and must attend Safeguarding training as soon as possible. 

Join us in shaping the future of education and empowering the next generation of learners. If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact, to apply or for more information, please complete the candidate form below and return to by Friday 19th April 2024.

Connect Education Trust

Candidate name:



School you wish to be a Governor at:


Current role in school



Candidate statement:


Outline why you are interested in becoming a LGB staff member. Include:


  • Particular skills and experiences you feel are relevant to the role


  • Other relevant interests or hobbies


  • If applicable, details of what you have contributed to governance during your previous term of office