Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

We are looking for new Governors!

The Diocese of Norwich Multi Academy Trusts (DNEAT and St Benet’s MAT) have exciting volunteer opportunities for new governors from the local community.

Being a local governor for an academy in our Multi Academy Trusts is a valuable and fulfilling role.

As a governor you will be able to:

  • use your own experience of education and life beyond school to inform conversations
  • develop and utilise your skills in a board-level environment
  • make a valuable contribution to education and your community
  • support and challenge the school so that it improves for pupils and staff
  • bring your unique experiences, perspectives and insights to decision-making in the interests of the school community

We welcome applications from individuals of all faiths and none, of all ages and levels of experience and from all backgrounds. Knowledge of education and the education system or board experience are not necessary - your skills, attitude and commitment are more valuable. Our governors are asked to uphold the Christian ethos of the Multi Academy Trust.

More details can be found online here Volunteer Governor Opportunities - The Diocese of Norwich Multi Academy Trusts - DNEAT

We attach a link to our Governance Recruitment Pack.  You will find the application form within the Recruitment Pack.


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Please return all completed application forms to Hannah Monk, Head of Governance at hannah.monk@donesc.org


What the Local Governing Body does:

The three core functions for governance in all academies are :

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• Holding the Executive Leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it's money is well spent.

Primary responsibility for these functions is held by the DNEAT Board of Trustees, but it delegates responsibilities to the Local Governing Body (LGB) of each academy via a document called a Scheme of Delegation.

Our Local Governing Body consists of up to 7 Trust Appointed Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 1 Staff Governor and the Headteacher.

The full LGB meets twice each term to discuss how well the school is performing academically and financially and to offer strategic guidance for improvement. One of our main aims is to embrace links with the local community through our ethos of Christian distinctiveness.

For further information on our Governors please click on the links below.

Local Governing Body 2023-24 - Who we are

Local Governing Body

Board of Trustees

DNEAT structure

Scheme of Delegation

DNEAT Governance Arrangements

Governor Recruitment Pack

If you would like to know more about the Governing Body, please contact the school office on 01553 761001 or click here to find out more.

Governor Attendance 2022/23

DNEAT Articles of Association

DNEAT Accounts

DNEAT Annual Report

Names of Trustees and members

Funding Agreement for the Trust and academy

 If you would like to send any correspondence to the governing body you can do so via the school office.