Local Governors

Become a Minerva Governor

Minerva Learning Trust is looking to recruit Local Governors to help us build and deliver our strategic mission, vision, and values. 

Our Local Governors work with Headteachers and school leaders to develop effective working relationships through which support and challenge can be provided openly, courteously, and respectfully.  The Central Team, Chairs of Local Governing Bodies, and the Trust Board, alongside our Trust Governance CPD program, provide support for Local Governors. 

What does a Local Governor do?

Working alongside the Headteacher and senior leaders, the Local Governor's role is to support the Local Governing Body in having a strategic overview of the running of the school, to review and monitor progress made against the School Development Plan, be a critical friend to the Headteacher and assist in making valuable decisions in relation to school life, with the students teaching and learning, safeguarding and wellbeing at the forefront. 

Local Governors have a responsibility to students, staff, parents/carers, and the local community to ensure their school meets the needs of all stakeholders. 

As a Local Governor, you are making a direct contribution to the education, welfare, and future of each young person in our community.  You have the opportunity to scope and influence a positive path. 

In return for your participation, the role of a Local Governor provides opportunities for you to enhance your personal skillset, by developing your negotiation, teamwork, and other sought-after professional skills.  

How to apply

Please download our Governor Guidance Pack below and read our testimonials for additional information on becoming a Local Governor. 

To register your interest in a Local Governor role within the Minerva Learning Trust’s family of schools, please complete our expression of interest form.  All information is treated in line with our privacy policy.