Governor Vacancies

We have vacancies on the Board of Governors for parents and employers of our students and members of our local community.

We need your help to set the strategic vision for the Academy and hold leaders to account. We are especially looking for people who have experience in mental health, accounting and finance, fundraising, PFI contract issues and those with experience of vocational education and supporting young people from a disadvantaged background. We are also keen to here from local employers of our young people who can help ensure we have a curriculum which equips students with the skills employers need.

You will join the Board at a critical time as we prepare to welcome OFSTED back into the Academy and as we take action to better stretch and challenge our most able students, those from disadvantaged backgrounds and boys, in particular.

You would also join at a time of significant change for the Board. We have reduced the size of the Board from 22 to 13 with the aim of having a smaller number of more actively engaged governors with a focus on the skills and experience they each bring to us.

Becoming an Academy governor is a serious commitment. You would need to be available for up to four evening meetings per term, typically starting at 5:30pm on a Monday or Thursday, and commit to at least two visits to the Academy during the school day each year. These visits will be carried out as part of our Impact Evaluation Programme; you will be tasked with working with staff and students to review a priority area for the Academy looking at what the issue is, what is being done about it and whether we are having sufficient impact. Our aim is to improve the level of knowledge and understanding of the Board and help the Academy identify opportunities for improvement.

If you think you could help and would like to find out more contact our Chair of Governors, Chris Smith, at csmith@lordlawson.org.uk to arrange an informal chat about the role.
We are looking for our new governors to be in post by the time of the next full governing body meeting on

22 November 2018.