Governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They make up one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

According to Ofsted, the most effective academies have a high standard of management, which includes the leadership of the academy committee.

Who can become a governor?

Almost anyone over the age of 18 can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role, a capacity for working with other people and a desire to ensure that all children receive the best possible outcomes.

Current Vacancies

We have a vacancy for a parent governor. Find out more here.

The academy committee consists of governors from all walks of life, falling into one of a number of different categories:

  • parent governors (also open to grandparents and foster carers)
  • staff governors
  • governors appointed by the academy committee
  • diocesan governors in a religious designated academy

The type of governor you will become depends on your situation, however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the committee. Any particular skills or experience you have will be utilised, where relevant, for the benefit of the academy.

Why become a governor? 

Being an academy governor is a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work. It offers the opportunity to make a real contribution to the education of our younger generation right at the cutting edge. In return for the commitment that all our governors make, the academy will:

  • provide you with a structured induction
  • provide access to quality training
  • assign you an experienced governor as a mentor
  • support you in your duties

If you would like to discuss being a governor, or opportunities available at Tuxford Academy, please contact the Clerk to the Academy Committee, Serena Baines at sbaines@dalp.org.uk