What do governors do?
Governors offer schools challenge and support and work with SEBMAT to help improve schools. They are critical friends. Governors help appoint the headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other senior staff. In some schools the site is owned or leased by the governing body. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about use of resources and providing the best learning experience for the young people in the school. Governors may sit on disciplinary cases regarding pupils and staff. If you have experience of management, procurement, law, finance, or HR then your skills would be very much appreciated. Meeting time will probably take up between 20 to 30 hours per year.
Who are SEBMAT?
Slough and East Berkshire C of E Multi Academy Trust (SEBMAT) has been established to form a group of schools that can support each other to ensure the best possible outcomes for the young people. This group of schools may include primary and secondary phases and may have a Church of England link but this would not prevent non Church of England schools joining the Trust. They will share good practice and develop joint training programmes while reducing costs through combined procurement. Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College, Colnbrook C of E Primary School and Eton Porny C of E First School are the first three schools in SEBMAT. Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy and Lynch Hill School Primary Academy joined the Trust on 1 January 2019.
Commitments will include approximately 4-6 meetings per year alongside more regular liaison with those working closely with school finance. Expenses can be paid.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for young people in the Slough and East Berkshire area. You can find out more information about our schools by visiting their websites here:-
If you are interested, or would like to talk about what school governors do, then contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEBMAT has been awarded the Governors for Schools quality mark for out commitment to finding skilled and diverse governors and trustees. The Board at SEBMAT values diverse governance and is doing all it can to make governance as robust as possible, We recognise that a diverse board is a stronger board and better able to represent our local school communities.