Diverse Academies Trust (DAT) who look after 14 academies – six secondary, six primary and two special – across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire are looking for a number of volunteers to join their Governors at various locations local to Mansfield and Ashfield.
Being an academy governor is a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work. Our governors make a real difference to our children and their local community, by actively contributing to the success of the academy.
All DAT governors are given access to ongoing training, resources and personal development. You will be able to gain expertise which is transferable to your own professional life, together with gaining a better understanding of the education system.
Governors offer their time voluntarily. Becoming a governor within an academy will mean a commitment for a period of four years. Each year you will be expected to attend four board meetings, and sit on at least one portfolio which meets twice a term. Meetings are held on weekdays, either early morning or late afternoon.
To be eligible as an academy governor you must be over 18 years of age and not have been declared bankrupt. There are no particular qualifications or requirements other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.
If you would like more information please take a look at the Trusts website