Local Boards

Our Local Board members are champions for children’s learning and achievement.

Everyone’s life is influenced by their experience at school. Whatever your role and place in our community, if you care about children’s education, becoming a Local Board member might be the opportunity for you.

We have an active network of Local Boards across our 15 infant, primary and secondary schools in Sussex.

Watch our film and read about how our Local Board members are making a difference

You’ll also develop your skills in an environment that will benefit you professionally and personally.

Local Board members include a mix of people from the local community. They work alongside elected parent and staff representatives, and the academy’s Principal.

Local Board members also have the opportunity to contribute more widely to the strategic leadership of the University of Brighton Academies Trust by joining one of the Board of Trustees’ committees.

Local Board members help us by using their experience and knowledge of the local community to strengthen the school’s connection with the community and broaden our community impact

Carly Welch, Principal at The Baird Primary Academy

Read more from Carly about how about how Local Board Members make a difference to schools and the community

Ready to make a difference?

To have an informal chat, arrange a visit or to find out more please email us or call 01273 643407.

If you’re interested in applying to be a Local Board member please complete our expression of interest form and return it by post or email.

Contact details can be found here.

Download our expression of interest form here.