Governor Opportunities

BDAT is a Diocesan Multi Academy Trust. We work with our schools to provide a network of support and challenge; working together we can achieve our vision of improved outcomes and results for our children and young people. We are looking for civic-minded and skilled individuals like you to champion and challenge our work. This is your chance to make a difference!

Taking on a Governor role is not only a fantastic way to support our Academies, the teachers and students but it’s also a brilliant investment in your own development. There are very few opportunities that allow you to both share your professional expertise and broaden your skills and experiences, all without attending a traditional training course.

We are currently looking for new Governors within our schools. Please click on the links below for further details.

Governance Opportunities

Information for Prospective Governors

BDAT Governance FAQ

Academy Local Governor Application Form

Competency Framework for Governance

Governance Handbook 2019

The Essential Trustee

What do we need from you? We want your skills, strategic thinking and willingness to challenge and push us harder. We believe in effective and independent governance at Trust and local academy level.

We could really do with you on one of our Local Governing Bodies. We are looking for skills/expertise in finance, strategy, law, HR, data analysis, risk management, health and safety, marketing and finance. And we have scope for new governors in our academies.

Experience of the education sector would be a bonus but is certainly not essential. Joining one of our Local Governing Bodies would involve you in:

  • 2-3 meetings per term, three terms a year – meetings take place at the academy and dates/times are scheduled around members’ availability as far as possible
  • 2–3 classroom visits or similar per year during school hours.  Occasional other events e.g. to meet parents or governors from other schools

What will you get out of it? Aside from the buzz of making a difference to young people? You can:

  • Develop/broaden/deepen your expertise in another context
  • Team-building and team-working skills
  • Network with other professionals and community leaders

Interested? Please contact: governance@bdat-academies.org or phone 01274 909120.


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