Volunteers

I have loved the opportunity to develop my own practice and develop innovative new approaches. Being part of High Storrs and Minerva Learning Trust has given me huge opportunity to challenge established practice, develop new ways of working in a safe and research-led environment, and grow as a leader.
Tom Highnett

Assistant Headteacher and Director of KS4, High Storrs School

Volunteer with Minerva Learning Trust

Become a Minerva Trustee

Minerva Learning Trust is looking to recruit an Education, Legal, Human Resources or Accountancy/Finance specialist to the main Trustee Board. We believe in the power of strong governance and the important role this plays in delivering the best possible education for our students.

What does a Trustee do?

A Trustee sits upon the Trust Board, they are the decision makers for the Trust and are the legal accountable body.

They support and challenge the Trust Executive leaders to ensure the best possible education for our students and to ensure compliance with the DfE Academy Trust Handbook, Charity Law and DfE Funding Agreement.

A Trustee would support the Trust by attending regular meetings with adequate preparation, as well as becoming a positive, visible face and voice for the Trust within the community.

As our Trust operates as a charity, Trustees are defined as charity trustees and must uphold charity law requirements. You must be able to objectively direct the Trust, supporting decisions which will best enable to charity to reach its long-term goals. Decisions must be informed, balanced and free from bias.

It is unlawful to offer support to a Trust if your personal interests or loyalties would benefit from a particular strategic direction. For more information on conflicts of interest or conflicts of loyalty, read our Other Interests section.

 

How to apply

Please download our Trustee Information Pack below for additional information on becoming a Trustee.

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.

 

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 can 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 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.

 

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