Be a governor

Shape the future of education, become a governor

Are you interested in becoming an academy governor at OAT?

We are looking for new governors to support academies across our network. Our governors work as a team with their academies, Monitor its progress and provide challenge to secure and sustain improvement, to make sure that students are getting the education they deserve. Supporting OAT's ethos of ensuring every child reaches their full potential.

Inspection evidence tells us that there is a relationship between good governance, the quality of leadership and management, and the quality of student achievement.

Governors are valued members of the Ormiston network and have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young people through education.

If you have any questions about a being a clerk, what a governor's role and responsibilities are, or if you have an interest in – and a commitment to – improving education, and would like to make a difference within your community, please contact

Watch our Governance video, to find out what it means to be a goveror at an Ormiston academy.


Who can be a governor?

If you are over 18 and living in the UK then you can volunteer as a governor. You do not need any formal qualifications but we are looking for people with business and finance skills or experience from the education sector to join our team. Of course, you will also have a commitment to your community and care about the future of young people living in your community.

A governor never has to make a decision alone and expert help is always available. Governors do have to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check before they start and a full programme of induction, training and support is provided.

Download our information booklet by clicking on the thumbnail below.

Governors' leaflet “Whether you’re a new or experienced governor, the Ormiston governance team provides excellent support through induction and on-going support.”Governor, Ormiston Forge Academy

Ormiston Academies Trust is committed to protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.