The Sentamu Academy Learning Trust currently has vacancies for Academy Local Governors. Being an Academy Local Governor is interesting, worthwhile and rewarding. It is also an excellent way to develop skills and experience to support your career development.

We recognise that to be truly effective a Governing Committee needs members from all walks of life, and different backgrounds, who possess a variety of skills and experiences.

What do I need to have?

Enthusiasm – The academies need people who are committed and are interested in supporting the work of the academies with a desire to make a difference.

Time - To attend meetings (approximately 6 per year) and to read the paperwork issued prior to each meeting carefully.

Interest - In all the students’ future, educational issues and development.

Ability - to work in a team and be happy to ask questions, listen, learn and to accept responsibility.

How long would I be a Governor?

The normal term of office is four years but it is possible to be re-elected or to resign if circumstances change.

What do Governors do?

What is the role of the Local Governing Committee?

Who is eligible to serve as a Governor?

A governor must be aged 18 or over at the time of their election or appointment and cannot be a registered pupil at the academy. A person cannot hold more than one governorship at the same academy.

A person is disqualified from holding or from continuing to hold office as a Governor or Associate Member if he or she:

If you would like to find out more or talk to one of our existing Governors please contact Laura Robinson, Clerk to Trustees, on 01482 781912 or email: