Be a governor

Shape the future of education - are you interested in becoming an academy governor?

Being a governor is a great way to have a positive impact on your community, by making a difference to the lives of its young people. You’ll help steer your academy, establish its vision and ethos and challenge the staff to deliver the goals that you set. You will be part of a team committed to improving the lives and future prospects of young people.

Ormiston Academies Trust will be there to support your governing board on its journey. A governor never has to make a decision in isolation and expert help is always available. We provide induction training, advice and one-to-one as well as team support throughout every governor’s term of office.

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

Who can become a governor?

You don’t need any formal qualifications, but we do look out for people with business and finance skills or experience from the education sector to join our teams. Of course, you will also care about and have a commitment to the future of young people living in your community.

All governors need a Disclosure and Barring Service check before they start. You must be over 18 and living in the UK.

If you have questions about a governor's role and responsibilities, or would like to become a governor you can contact us at or call us on 0121 262 4721.