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Behind every successful school is a team of strategic leaders; different one from the other but kindred in spirit and ambition. Famously described as ‘unsung heroes’, these school governors give generously of their time in pursuit of one shared purpose; to ensure our children and young people receive the very best education and support possible.

Across our schools, we are looking to recruit governors from a range of backgrounds who will strengthen the team. We need people who are passionate about education but not necessarily from an educational background. In fact, we are looking for people who bring a diversity of skills and experiences who think strategically and offer different perspectives.

Strong governance extends beyond the Board Room and at IFtL we encourage governors to visit the school and witness first-hand our staff and pupils hard at work. Getting to know the school is a very important part of your role and will help you in becoming a valued member of an effective Local Governing Body.

If you are interested in becoming a governor, you will be invited to meet with the Chair of the Local Governing Body, the Headteacher and the Clerk to Governors and to have a tour of the school. Where everyone is happy to proceed, your application will be forwarded to the Trust Board for approval and ratification.

Once appointed, you will be able to access high-quality training so that you are able to hit the ground running. Being a governor can also help develop other skills in your personal and professional life as you gain insight into the strategic world of school business.

If being a school governor is something that may interest you please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office, or IFtL’s Head of Professional and Governance Services, Stephanie Boak, who supports the Board of Trustees and Local Governing Bodies across IFtL in their strategic work.

For further information please see our website https://www.iftl.co.uk/governance-in-iftl/ or contact Stephanie on sboak@iftl.co.uk or call 01908 533283.

Please note this is a volunteering role