Want to make a difference in your community, and develop your own professional skills? By volunteering as a School Governor or Trustee with Summit Learning Trust, you can do both.

Summit Learning Trust are actively seeking to appoint school governors and trustees to support, challenge inspire and academy leaders. School governors and Trustees can transform the lives of children and young people in their communities by improving educational standards in schools, academies, and Multi Academy Trusts. School governors and Trustees play an intrinsic role in education.

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Working as a team, governors and trustees challenge and support senior school leadership to ensure children and young people receive the best educational experience. The professional skills and expertise of governors and trustees are harnessed to make strategic decisions that improve the learning environment and outcomes for children and young people. We welcome the next generation of governors and trustees from wide and varied professional backgrounds with skills that can transform our Trust and academies.

About Summit Learning Trust

Summit Learning Trust comprises of eight academies of which there are five primary, three secondary and a Sixth Form College, all of which help to deliver our commitment to quality first education for the learners and the communities they serve. The success of the Trust can also be evidenced in their established South Birmingham SCITT, as well as their Professional Learning Institute (PLI); these establishments allow them to ensure that Summit Learning Trust delivers at the cutting edge of educational and organisational performance.

The trust provides educational provision for over 8,000 children and young people and they employ almost 1000 dedicated staff members who provide their expertise in all roles and at all levels. Whilst impressive in size, at Summit Learning Trust they retain and value their status as a close-knit family, who Protect, Support and Challenge each other in order to enable them to provide the very best in educational provision and care for the children and young people they serve in Birmingham and Solihull. The close-geographical spread of their schools supports them to utilise a collaborative approach across all of their academies. This collective approach, where all are working on ensuring the communities they serve benefit form everything they do, has harnessed evident progress; over the last five years, with all 9 academies graded Ofsted 'Good'. A key feature of this journey has also been a significant improvement in the Outcomes of their learners have achieved, allowing them and all of their stakeholders to thrive in these improving conditions.

Summit Learning Trust works collaboratively, effectively and efficiently with clear success across all phases for all to see. In this same light, leaders are also aware that their academies each have individual contexts and identities which are essential to their own success as well as the overall benefit and success of the communities they serve. The Trust leaders therefore recognise the need to Protect Support and Challenge without an autocratic approach but instead, an approach where autonomy and empowerment is encouraged to ensure the very best in educational provision for all stakeholders. Across their Trust, they are unapologetic about the importance of academic outcomes

for their children and young people and as they set them high targets and expectations. The same approach is taken for our Summit teams through the broad set of Key Performance Indicators which encompass all crucial areas to ensure that all colleagues sustain high-quality educational provision at all times.