Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Trustee for Warrington Primary Academy Trust

Role Type: Regular
Based: Warrington Town Centre, Penketh & Great Sankey
Categories: Trustee / Committee

What would I be doing?

We are seeking a solicitor/board member with legal experience as the seventh and final Trustee/Director.
School Trustees make a valuable contribution to children’s education, opportunities and futures.
Being a trustee is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment. You will also be joining the largest volunteer force in the country: there are over a quarter of a million volunteers governing state funded schools in England.

Schools need governing boards that have a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to enable it to be effective.
Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has repeatedly noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

Expected time commitment: 3-4 Board meetings per year plus a minimum of one nominated SubCommittee.

What skills do I need?

There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. There is plenty of training available to help you learn about education. Schools needs and benefit from a range of professional knowledge on their governing board including education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and public relations, property and estates management, and organisational change.

About Warrington Primary Academy Trust

This is an aspirational school with high standards of behaviour and achievement. All our children are encouraged to do their very best in a caring and supportive environment where they feel valued, are happy and secure.

We create opportunities to develop independence, confidence and collaboration, recognising that everyone has their own talents which we work together to develop.

Recruitment and training details:

For further information on this rewarding position.
Please enquire below or contact: info@wpat.uk

Is a DBS required? No
Are volunteer expenses covered? e.g. travel Yes
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