Become a Governor

Strong governance is a vital part of our approach to sponsoring academies. Our governing bodies are made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds who come together to provide support and challenge to the leadership teams in our academies.

We ensure that our governing bodies include:

  • senior managers from The Co-op's businesses
  • representatives of staff, both teachers and support staff
  • parents/carers of children at the Academy
  • other members of the local community with a range of skills and experience

The Trust ensures that all governors have access to relevant training and development opportunities to support them in their role, including:

  • an annual development conference
  • 'gold' membership of the National Governors' Association
  • additional training arranged at a local level

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a governor at a Co-operative Academy in your community, please contact us here http://co-operative.academy/contact