Vacancies for School Governors at Bradgate Secondary Schools

Bradgate Secondary Schools; The Roundhill Academy, Wreake Valley Academy and Bradgate Sixth Form are looking to recruit two new governors for the start of the academic year in September and we are keen to encourage members of our local community to think about joining our Joint Local Advisory Board. Bradgate Secondary Schools are led by Headteacher, Tim Marston with Carol Chambers as Chair of the Joint Local Advisory Board.
Governors play a vital role in helping to shape the strategic direction of the school, they work with senior members of staff to inform and help shape the decisions that we take.
Our Local Advisory board has governors from a range of backgrounds, and that diversity is important in ensuring that we have a full range of views and experience when taking decisions. To strengthen the current team of governors the Local Advisory Board are particularly seeking to appoint governors ideally who have strategic planning or previous experience of being a board member either in another sector or in another school/academy. Governors will however consider all applications made from members of the community who are prepared to undertake the necessary training and development to become an effective governor.
The commitment for governor work currently equates to an average of four meetings across the year during term time. Meetings usually last around two hours with additional time required prior to the meeting for preparation. Governors are expected to visit the schools during the working day at least once a year and ideally once each term. Governors are also required to undertake training to continuously develop and maintain their skills and keep up to date with governing practice.
The role of governors and Local Advisory Boards has changed dramatically in recent years, so we have put together some information on our website, to give you an overview of what the role involves. Please see our websites:
Guidance for Prospective Governors – Wreake Valley Academy (
Prospective Governors – The Roundhill Academy (
If you would like to find out more or how to apply please contact the Clerk to Governors, Rachael Boyall at or call 0116 264 1080.