Become a Governor

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Governor role within the Trinity Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), and being part of our growing organisation.

In 2010, when Trinity Academy Halifax opened in Calderdale as a sponsored academy, its mission was to address more than a decade of underperformance at secondary school level in the north Halifax area. It has delivered on every measure, being rated as ‘outstanding’ three times and it continues to support students to achieve results which will transform their life chances.

In 2015, due to the outstanding success of the flagship school, Trinity Multi-Academy Trust was established and now covers primary to post-16 education with organisations ranging in size from 180 to 1800 students. The ethos of the MAT is simple – to ensure that young people in our care fulfil their potential. Everything we do is in pursuit of that one aim. Our foundations are strong, formed as they have been through a commitment to inclusive education, extremely high standards for all and not accepting that we can’t. Indeed, we strongly believe that we can, whatever the challenge is.

This is a key time for the trust in terms of governance. We want to increase the number of Governors we have to support our schools to have challenging and purposeful conversations within their local governing body meetings.

Being a Governor requires individuals to learn about schools and ways of working, and it is also about individuals bringing their skills and experience to contribute to an existing skillset. It is important that every governing body is made up of a group of people who have an understanding of their role and responsibilities, who are committed to gaining knowledge about the school and who will ask challenging questions to scrutinise leadership and decisions made within school. Governing bodies have key strategic responsibilities and these need to be explored within every meeting, without getting involved in the day-to-day operational activity within the school.

Governors play an important part in every school and we invite you to learn more about the trust, our schools and the opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our young people.

If you are interested in discussing our Governor vacancies further, please complete an expression of interest form and we will be in touch to arrange a further conversation.