Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) is an educational organisation of, currently, 16 academies for students between the ages of 3 and 18.  It is based within 4 clusters around Dartford, Medway, Maidstone/Tonbridge and Greenwich/Bexley.  Through our work we seek to work closely with all parts of our community – parents, families, other schools, universities and businesses – to enhance opportunities and outcomes for every student.

Working with business

The role that businesses play within Leigh Academies Trust, in transforming the life chances of our students, is huge.  One crucial area to which you or your business could contribute is that of academy governing boards.  Each board has governors, who bring to this role a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience.  Some are parents, some educationalists, but many others are business men and women who have no direct link to an academy.

Role of a Governor

The role of a governor is to work in partnership as a critical friend with the academy leadership team, enhancing continuously the standards of achievement, progress and welfare provision for all students, and through this to enable the academy board to discharge its three core functions:

  • Setting Strategic Direction
  • Managing School Performance
  • Ensuring Financial Standards

Through their experience, governors are able to contribute in such areas as leadership, finance, HR, marketing, IT, health and building management, to the decision-making process of the board.

Make a difference

Leigh Academies Trust is keen to hear from people who have a passion for making a difference to the lives of young people, and consequently to the communities in which they live.  If you believe that you could contribute by being a member of an academy board, please contact louisa.felstead@latrust.org.uk