Governor - Part-time

Our Community Multi Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F81-164-S
  • Posted:23/07/2023
  • Pay:Voluntary
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/07/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Become a School Governor with Our Community Multi Academy Trust and make a difference to children’s lives and standard of education in your local community.

We are looking for new governors to support a range of Primary schools throughout Kent that are part of the Our Community Multi Academy Trust.  Our governors work closely with their school and the Trust Board to support the ongoing communication and development by enabling the school to aspire to and achieve the highest standards of education and care.

Becoming a governor is an excellent form of volunteering and can be a very rewarding experience. Governors have a vital part to play in ensuring the children develop and thrive academically, socially, culturally and spiritually in the safest environments possible.  There are lots of opportunities to learn new skills, working with others to help benefit the education of children within our schools.  

No qualifications or experience are needed. The most important qualities for any governor are a commitment to the welfare and achievement of the children, a desire to make a positive contribution to the school, common sense, and a willingness to commit time to the role. Many of the functions of the governing body are statutory or have a legal framework. To carry out our core strategic roles, governors need to be able to think strategically, challenge, monitor, but also support.

The role of a Governor

  • Attend LMC meetings regularly. These are held six times a year, usually early evening but sometimes during the school day, and can last up to 2 hours
  • Play an active role in monitoring and decision making
  • Learn all you can about the school
  • Be approachable to staff and parents, but make sure you are clear about your role
  • Always represent the school positively
  • As a governor, you are one of a group and must never act alone
  • Always support the decisions of the LMC and Trust Board
  • Have your say on decisions in meetings, and vote in the way you wish, but then support the outcomes of the vote, even if you disagree with them
  • Always observe confidentiality. You will get to know a lot of highly sensitive and confidential information. Do not discuss this with anyone who is not a governor.

The experiences of school governorship look great on any CV, and can create career opportunities in the future.

We welcome governors from a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experience to join our team across Kent.

If you have an interest in and commitment to improving education and would like to make a difference within your local community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing the application form.

If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities please contact us at

Information about the trust

At the heart of Our Community Multi Academy Trust’s vision is a belief in educational excellence enabling all children to develop and thrive academically, socially, culturally and spiritually in the safest environments possible.

We believe that it takes an entire educational community to prepare every child to be the model citizens of tomorrow by equipping our children with the key skills and attributes required for an ever-evolving global society.

Children are at the front and centre of Our Community Multi Academy Trust. A child gets one chance of a primary education. Our role is to ensure that our children make the most of every opportunity by enabling our schools to aspire to and achieve the highest standards of education and care.

Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a church majority MAT comprising four Church of England Primary schools; two small village primary schools; a 1 form entry primary school; a 1.5 form entry primary school; a 3-form entry infant school; and a 3-form entry junior school. The Acorns Centre, a specialist resource provision for children with speech and language difficulties is shared by the infant and junior school.

As a Trust, we believe staff wellbeing is of high importance and we want all members of our team to feel appreciated and supported. We also offer access to rewards, benefits and discounts.

If your application is shortlisted, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search as part of our safer recruitment checks in line with KCSIE guidance. Any relevant information found with regards to a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Rannard
  • Address:C/O Lynsted & Norton Primary School,
    Lynsted Lane,
    ME9 0RL
  • Telephone: 07591 203164
  • Email:


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.