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Become a school governor

East Midlands Academy Trust has a number of governor vacancies within our family of schools across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. 

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to become involved in your local community and have a passion for learning and making a difference to the lives of children, then we would love to hear from you.

We’re looking for people with a commitment to the education sector who are available to attend meetings around six times a year to work with the academies within our Trust. 

Governors perform an important strategic role monitoring the performance of the school, ensuring safeguarding is robust and helping to develop meaningful relationships with the community. 

We can offer you full support through our Executive Team which includes a Head of Governance who is available to respond to queries and concerns. We will provide governor training and would encourage you to network with others across the family of EMAT academies to support the governance role.

Could you be a school governor?

We’re looking for people with:

  • A background in data analysis, finance, HR, SEND or legal functions
  • Good listening skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Time to attend school meetings
  • A commitment to self-development

We are particularly keen to hear from people from BAME backgrounds, people with a disability and younger people, who are currently under-represented on school governing bodies across the country. We are not necessarily looking for education experts; we also need lay people to bring their life experiences to the role.

Being part of a governing board offers an experience to build a team, develop leadership skills and obtain other useful skills for the workplace and beyond.  Our boards are supported by a professional clerk and the Executive Team of East Midlands Academy Trust.

If you are interested and would like to find out more please view the documents below, or complete the relevant nomination form. For an informal discussion, call Monica Juan, Head of Governance and Compliance, on 07767 002871 or email 

We look forward to hearing from you!


Page Downloads Date  
EMAT Role of local governance 23rd Feb 2021 Download
EMAT Parent governor nomination form 23rd Feb 2021 Download
EMAT Co opted Governor Expression of Interest 23rd Feb 2021 Download
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