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School Governor

David Ross Education Trust
Northamptonshire (GB)
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Charity and not for profit, Education
Salary band
Part Time
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The David Ross Education Trust is a not-for-profit Multi-Academy Trust that runs a growing network of primary and secondary schools in Scarborough, Bridlington, Hull, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northampton, Daventry, and London.  DRET academies serve over 14,000 students, and their families.

We are looking for new governors to support schools across the Trust. Our governors work closely with their academies to support the Trust’s goal of broadening the horizons of young people through a world-class education, equipping our students with the skills and experiences to become their confident, academic best, no matter what.

Becoming a governor is an excellent form of volunteering and can be a really rewarding and stimulating experience. Imagine having a very real part to play in ensuring the children at your academy get the best possible education. Think of the satisfaction of raising standards and achieving improvements for the school.

There's plenty of opportunity to learn new skills, working with others to help benefit the education of children. The role may sound formal, but governors play a vital role in the running of the school and most people enjoy their time as a governor, as well as appreciating the sense of duty and opportunity to show loyalty to their school. You may also progress to being a chair, which brings added responsibility. The experiences of school governorship look great on any CV, and can even create career opportunities

It is important to have governors reflective (but not necessarily representatives) of the community a school serves.  Diversity can help with better scrutiny and decision making in the interests of pupils.  We welcome governors from a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experience to join our team.

If you have an interest in, and commitment to, improving education and would like to make a difference within your community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing the application form.

If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at  


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