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Governor Recruitment

Thinking of becoming a school governor? We want to hear from you!

NSAT’s mission is ‘to nurture learning in a sustainable environment so that our whole community can thrive, aspire and succeed'. Our governors are a fundamental part of that mission, ensuring that our schools offer high quality provision for each and every learner.

We are always on the lookout for new governors, to join over 70 already carrying out brilliant work in support of our schools, headteachers and Trust.

Do you have…

  • a passion for learning and self-development?
  • …the time and capacity to commit to six meetings per year?
  • …a willingness to take on responsibility, support our schools and hold them to account for delivering excellent education?

To be a governor, there is no requirement to have a formal qualification, and you do not need to be a parent or carer connected to a school.

In fact, it is really important that our governors offer a wide range of experiences and perspectives to the schools that they support. NSAT is particularly keen to ensure that our governing bodies represent and champion the diversity of our school communities.

Current vacancies

There are currently vacancies for governor roles in the following schools:

  • New Park Primary Academy, Harrogate
  • Greatwood Community Primary & Nursery School, Skipton

If you have any knowledge or background of working in schools, Further Education, Higher Education or financial management, we would be particularly keen to hear from you. However, don’t let that put you off - we value a wide variety of skills, and can help you to access any training you might need.

If you don’t see the school of your choice on the list of current vacancies, please still contact us. We are building a waiting list of applicants so that we can match you with schools as soon as roles become available.

Download an application form here.

Get in touch today!

For further information on governance opportunities across NSAT or to return your completed application form please contact


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