Becoming a local governor

Some governors are elected by parents and staff, others are nominated by the local governing committee for approval by the trust board or co-opted directly by the local governing body. The role is voluntary although individuals are entitled to claim expenses in line with the trust's Director and Local Governor Expenses Policy.
 
#JoinThe250k is a national campaign from Inspiring Governance aiming to attract people to volunteer as school governors or trustees. You can watch their film which features young people explaining the benefits of being a governor/trustee, challenging myths about who can govern and sharing how to get involved.
 
Any current vacancies that we have are listed below.
 
If you would like to register your interest in any future opportunities to become a trust governor at Walkergate Community School or any of our other academies then please contact us.
 
Our leaflet on 'Becoming a local governor for NEAT' below will tell you more about what is involved:
Parent governors
 
We do not currently have any vacancies for parent governors at Walkergate Community School.
Trust governors
 
We currently have a vacancy for a local governor for Walkergate Community School to be appointed by the trust. 
 
We have advertised this opportunity on the Inspiring Governance website which matches volunteers with governor vacancies.
 
We are also seeking nominations from suitable individuals.  If you would like to be considered, please contact Hannah Hales, Governance Support Adviser on 0191 2284090 in the first instance.