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Become a Governor




Our Governance structures


Our formal structures are designed to give robust oversight and management of our schools, without unnecessarily restricting innovation. Trustees provide strategic oversight and ensure that the Trust meets its legal obligations, both directly and through the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.


Formulation of strategy and day to day operations are delegated to the Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Morris. He is supported by an Executive Leadership Team, our Headteachers and professional experts within our central services team.


Our Headteachers are challenged and supported by the Trust Standards Board Committee (TSBC). The Board works with the schools looking at data and contextual information about the schools to support the School Development Plans for each academy school. 




Severn Bridges  Trust is a multi-academy trust educating around 1050 pupils in Shrewsbury, comprising three large Primary schools. As a Trust we are always keen to welcome governors who are committed and passionate about the local community as well as the children and young people in our area. Most of our members have links with the local community, many live and work in Shrewsbury. 


At Severn Bridges Trust we are looking to include and involve people from a variety of backgrounds and different ages and cultures.  We aim to attract individuals from various job roles and levels with experience and expertise in financial or legal practice, business management, marketing, social work and charity work. This list of course is not exhaustive, the more experience one holds, the better placed you would be to make a difference to the lives of the children within our Trust. The role is voluntary, but comes with ample rewards.


How does becoming a governor benefit you?


  • A chance for you to give something back and make an impact to the local community.

  • Develop skills in a professional board environment.

  • Gain access to training, resources and experiences that are transferable to your professional life.

  • Use your own professional expertise and skill-set to support the work of the school.


Key responsibilities of a governor


  • To provide independent challenge to the school leadership primarily in respect of pupil performance, the quality of the school experience and execution of the School Development Plan.

  • Work in partnership with the Trust and school leadership to ensure an active, high quality and effective programme of stakeholder and community engagement is delivered.


“Governors and the trust enable staff to see and share best practice in other schools. There are well structured forums for governors, subject leaders and staff to share best practice.”    OFSTED 2020



We feel privileged to be in a position of looking for new talent to appoint as our Trustees or as School governors. To register your interest please email