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The Role of a Director and Governor

Director and Governors

Here at Brighter Futures Academy Trust, we believe passionately in ensuring our schools have the very best Governors and Directors supporting our pupils, teaching and support staff. Brighter Futures Academy Trust supports its school partners in balancing independence for individual school governance whilst capitalising on the combined capacity and expertise of the organisation for the benefit of all its pupils and staff.

What are the responsibilities of the Local Governing Body?

Governors work with the schools to focus on providing robust challenge and positive support to the Headteachers and their leadership teams, ensuring strong leadership and governance for each school or academy. Their responsibilities include monitoring of pupils' attainment and progress, curriculum provision and enrichment, parent and community engagement, implementation and impact of the school development plans and the safeguarding and well-being of pupils and staff.

Each Local Governing Body is led by a Chair of Governors, whose responsibility it is to build and maintain an effective Governing Body, setting expectations of governors’ roles and conduct and ensuring each member is making an active and valuable contribution.

How do we support our schools?

Brighter Futures Academy Trust has a Board of Directors. The Directors delegate authority to one central committee, comprising both Directors and Governors, and to a Local Governing Body (LGB) for each academy/school in the Trust. The Governors know their schools well and are best placed to monitor its performance.

Each LGB includes the Head Teachers and the Chair of Directors, all of which are Brighter Futures appointments. The LGB is made up of elected Staff and Parent Governors, together with appointed Governors with a range of skills. We place great importance on working closely with our LGBs as they are essential to our Trust’s success.

How do I Become a Governor?

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Governor or Director, please complete the form below and submit. If you wish to contact the Primary Schools' Business Manager, telephone Mrs J. Burton on 01422 354976 or email