BRIDGWATER parents, business leaders and community champions are wanted to help the lives of thousands of children at a growing multi academy trust.

The Clevedon Learning Trust is actively looking for governors for the 11 schools and 3,500 students aged 4 to 18 they have across their trust to help to improve the lives of young people.

Local schools in and around the Bridgwater area include Northgate Primary School, Puriton Primary School, Westover Green Community School, Willowdown Primary Academy, and Woolavington Primary School.

One of the current governors, Vicky Edkins, governor at Woolavington Primary School, is an expert in cognitive science and behavioural psychology.

She said: “Becoming a governor is a wonderful thing to do.

"It is really energising to think you are helping so many young people in their futures.

“The most important qualities for being a school governor are enthusiasm, commitment and being able to work well in a team, making joint decisions on strategic policy, school ethos and budgetary control."

For further information about what is involved in being a governor contact the Trust’s lead clerk, John Purcell at