Governance Opportunities - Volunteer & Make a difference

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Are you Committed, Confident, Curious, Challenging, Collaborative, Critical and Creative? We have opportunities for new local governors to join our Trust.

No experience necessary - we offer a thorough induction, ongoing support and development.

These are voluntary roles and rewarding opportunities to use your skills, and develop further skills, to contribute to improving children’s outcomes and make a difference to the local community.

More information: email governance@turnerschools.com

To apply: email your CV and why you want to join us to governance@turnerschools.com

We want our governors to reflect the communities we serve and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and ethnicity. We also encourage applications from younger candidates.

If you are interested but not sure whether you want to commit, please contact us - we are a friendly, enthusiastic team.

Celebrating THE PEOPLE THAT volunteer FOR GOVERNANCE ROLES and the value that good governance brings to the Trust

Governor Stories

We are so proud of our governors, they give their time and skills freely to play critical roles in our schools’ and trust development. They question, challenge and support our school leaders to be their very best.

They share our passion to achieve our Trust vision. We are Team Turner!

Meet Arti

What inspired you to become a governor?

I had been a governor as a newly qualified teacher and then more recently just before I retired from being a Deputy Head of a primary school. It is a very rewarding and fulfilling role. I wanted to share my skills and experience with others.

Did the induction prepare you for your new role?

Everyone at the Trust and on the committee has been extremely helpful, supportive, and approachable. I was made to feel welcome from the outset and my experience has been valued.

They offer a good induction program to support new governors in their new role.

How does the Trust support governors?

The governance team and staff are always happy to answer any questions, they offer guidance and training. Meetings are well organised so we can focus on things that matter.

If governors want additional responsibilities they are assigned in line with their skills and interests - I am the Lead Safeguarding governor. To prepare for the role I did bite-size virtual training and met key staff. A Trust-wide virtual network is a source of support and helps us share best practice.

I have just taken on the role of Vice Chair and started the National Chair’s Development Program!

What is the most rewarding part of being a governor?

I most enjoy visiting the school and talking to the staff and children - we visit schools to gain assurance and understand what it’s like to be a pupil or member of staff at our school.

Thank you Arti!

Meet Maja

What inspired you to become a governor?

I worked for 7 years as an occupational therapist at a specialist school. Since leaving that job and relocating, I knew I wanted to stay in touch with education in some capacity but I wasn’t at first sure how!

I saw that the Turner group was looking for a governor with a background in special educational needs which caught my eye.

Did you feel welcomed and well supported?

Everyone at the Trust and on the committee have really welcomed me with open arms. The induction process was straightforward and supporting.

The meetings I’ve attended have been both enjoyable and encouraging.

How does the Trust support governors?

I was excited to be asked to step into the role of lead SEND governor and I was provided with online training, invited to meet with SEND staff and to a network of other lead SEND governors in the trust and SEND staff.

What is the most rewarding part of being a governor?

My passion is children’s mental health and well-being. I believe that children perform to the best of their ability when they’re happy, content and confident within the learning environment. Being involved in the understanding and supporting of children’s health and well-being in the curriculum is important to me.

Thank you Maja!