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Parent Trustee

Dear Parent/Carer

As a Trustee, you will play a strategic role, ensuring we have a clear vision, ethos and development plans that are being delivered against. You will help set goals for the schools; monitor progress, supporting and challenging staff to ensure they are delivered. You will ensure that our communities are positively engaged.

You will be part of a team committed to delivering great educational outcomes, improving the lives and future prospects of young people. We provide continuous support with access to training and advice. You will also have opportunities to share learnings with colleagues across the Trust and beyond.

We expect our Trustees to attend regular full board meetings throughout the year (usually bi-monthly), to attend committee meetings, and to undertake school visits occasionally. There are plenty of opportunities for further involvement, including school events. Being a Trustee is a commitment and a responsibility but offers you the chance to see first-hand the impact you can make in improving education for our children. It also provides personal development opportunities to you and experience in a non-executive role.

All parents or carers of registered pupils at HISP Multi Academy Trust at the time of the appointment are eligible to become Parent Trustees. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. We want to embrace a diverse governance community but are always keen to engage with individuals with professional knowledge in areas such as education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and public relations, property and estates management, and organisational change. Whatever your professional background, your skills could transform a school.

All governors need a Disclosure and Barring Service check before they start. You must be over 18 and living in the UK.

Our mission, as HISP Multi Academy Trust, is to empower learners to achieve and succeed by putting them at the heart of everything we do. Our values are aspirational; self-improving; inquisitive; supported; connected. If you share our values and feel you can offer valuable skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to apply, please complete the attached form and return it to: Written application forms can be returned to the school Office, marked for the attention of the Clerk to the Trustees. Please note, so that we make the candidate statements fair and appropriate to operate across all schools, there needs to be no explicit mention of, or reference to, any particular school.

The deadline for the return of applications is: Friday 16 June 2023.

In the event that we receive more applications than there are vacancies, a secret ballot will be held.

If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please contact

Yours faithfully

Andrew Parr

Chair of Trustees