Governor Handbook

Being a governor is an important role, which requires commitment and dedication in order for success to be achieved. 

Each member must contribute to the work of the Governing Body in raising standards of achievement for all pupils, providing a strategic view for the school and acting as a critical friend.  Governors must also ensure accountability for those involved in the running of the Academy and be accountable themselves for their decisions and actions. Governors in our Academies strive to make a difference for our children and our employees. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a governor, please have a closer look at our Governor handbook and contact Whissendine CE Primary School to express your interest to work in any of our schools. 

Governor skills audit

The Rutland Learning Trust appreciates that every Governing Body is different, a group of individuals brought together with varied skill sets, ability, knowledge and experience. As a governor, you want to do your best for your school/academy and therefore the Governing Body needs every governor to be effective in their role. A skills audit helps the Governing Body to benchmark where they are, look at gaps in knowledge and experience and focus training and development toward areas for improvement.


  • Identify training needs to better support the school

  • Share their skills with others in a coaching or mentoring capacity

  • Are deployed to committees where their skills can be put to best use

  • Gain a confidence to contribute in meetings and bring support and challenge to the leaders

Interested in becoming a Governor or Trustee?

If you are interested  in becoming a Governor please contact  the school you would like to support or alternatively contact and complete the application form below. 

If you are interested  in becoming a Trustee please  contact Mr Rob Gooding - Chief Executive Officer

He will arrange an initial meeting with the Chair and/or Vice Chair of Trustees. 

Completed application forms will then be passed onto the Members for their consideration. 

National Governors Association - link