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Local Governors

The role of a Local Governor

The role of a Local Governor is an important one. In developing our governance arrangements, the Trust Board has sought to ensure that the responsibility to govern is vested in those closest to the impact of decision-making and that such responsibility matches the capacity of those assuming responsibility. The Trust Board establishes Local Governing Boards for each of the Schools, for the most part made up of individuals drawn from the School’s community, both as elected and appointed members.

Local Governors are accountable to the Trust Board (who in turn is accountable to the Department for Education) as well as to the communities they serve.

Please follow the links below for each Local Governing Board's Membership and Declaration of Interests.

Want to make a difference in your local Community and become a Local Governor for The Boleyn Trust?

Being a school governor is a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work. You will be able to make a real difference to our children and their local community, by actively contributing to the success of the school.

All our governors are given access to ongoing training, resources and personal development. You will be able to gain expertise which is transferable to your own professional life, together with gaining a better understanding of the education system.

Could you volunteer and become a Local Governor?

  • Do you care about improving children’s education and want to contribute to your local community?
  • Do you want to work as part of a team and value the contributions made by others?
  • Are you willing to challenge and ask questions?
  • Are you open to new ideas, willing to learn and undertake training to understand the role?
  • Can you commit to six evenings per year?
  • Will you support each Headteacher in their pursuit of excellence in all that they do?
  • Will you act as a voice for children and young people?

If the answer is yes, we invite you to join us in making a commitment to the pupils we serve.

Your commitment

Governors offer their time voluntarily. Becoming a governor within a school will mean a commitment for a period of four years. Each year you will be expected to attend six governing body meetings. Meetings are held on weekdays, after school or in the evening. Additionally, governors may be asked to participate on various panels. All governors are linked to a specialism within the school, often drawing on their own experience or knowledge.

Types of governors

Our membership of governors are from all walks of life and fall into one of five categories:

  • parent governors (also open to grandparents and foster carers)
  • staff governors
  • governors appointed by the Boleyn Trust Board.


To be eligible as a school governor you must be over 18 years of age and not have been declared bankrupt. There are no particular qualifications or requirements other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.

Any particular skills of experience our governors have will always be utilised wherever possible, to enable the school, its pupils, staff and community to benefit from this knowledge.

To find out more about becoming a governor or to see what vacancies we have available, please contact Steven Lock, Chief Finance and Operating Officer, at