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Clevedon Learning Trust

Clevedon Learning Trust

Governor Recruitment

Parents, business leaders and community champions are wanted to help the lives of thousands of children at a growing multi-academy trust.

The Clevedon Learning Trust is actively looking for governors for the 11 schools and 3,500 pupils and students aged 4 to 18 they have across their trust to help to improve the lives of young people.

The most important qualities for being a school governor are enthusiasm, commitment and being able to work well in a team, making joint decisions on strategic policy, school ethos and budgetary control. 

People don’t need teaching experience, but do need an interest in education and the well-being of children. 

One of the current governors, Vicky Edkins, governor at Woolavington Primary School, is an expert in cognitive science and behavioural psychology. 

She said: “Becoming a governor is a wonderful thing to do. It is really energising to think you are helping so many young people in their futures. I wanted to help my children's school to be the best that it can be and understand the education system they are in.”

Father of one Jago Snook, a Senior Product Manager at Edwards Vacuum in Clevedon, said: “I cannot recommend becoming a governor highly enough. It is truly remarkable the amount of behind the scenes activity that goes on to keep a school running.”

Daniel Sewell, a Chief Operating Officer at two national companies, said:  “When the opportunity arose to contribute to the life of the village school, it seemed the right thing to try to do. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.” 

The 11 schools that the CLT are currently made up of is: Clevedon School, Mary Elton Primary School, Northgate Primary School, Puriton Primary School, St Nicholas Chantry CofE Primary School, Tickenham Church of England Primary School, Westover Green Community School, Willowdown Primary Academy, Woolavington Primary School, All Saints CofE Primary School, and Yeo Moor Primary School.

For further information or to show interest, please contact the Trust’s lead Clerk, John Purcell at JPurcell@Clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk