Raising Achievement Board Member

Job Title: Raising Achievement Board Member
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nuneaton
Salary: 0
Reference: Volunteer Role
Contact Name: Joanne Birkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2018 14:41

Job Description

The Midland Academies Trust  is an independent charitable organisation established by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College , an academy sponsor approved by the Department for Education, to support local schools.

Supported by the College, the Trust is uniquely placed to enable young peoples’ progression throughout their school careers and into further or higher education, training and employment.

The Trust is:

  • a company limited by guarantee
  • a non-profit making, exempt charity
  • subject to company and charity law
  • financed by the Secretary of State.

The Trust currently comprises the following schools and academies:

  • The George Eliot School in Nuneaton
  • The Hartshill School in Hartshill
  • The Nuneaton Academy in Nuneaton
  • Heath Lane Academy in Earl Shilton.


What is a Raising Achievement Board?

Each school and academy within the Trust has its own Raising Achievement Board (RAB) which works closely with the academy/school Principal. A RAB is constituted with up to five members who are appointed by the Board of Directors and two parent members, who having expressed an interest to join the RAB, are appointed by the Board following an interview.

RABs differ from a traditional school governing body as they have no legal responsibilities and do not ‘govern’; these responsibilities being undertaken by the Board of Directors. The Board has however delegated a number of important functions to its RABs.


Role and Responsibilities of a RAB Member

As a RAB member you will:

  • Provide focused and effective challenge and support at a local level.
  • Identify matters of recognition or concern, as appropriate.
  • Ensure the academy has created a culture of high expectation, aspiration and achievement.
  • Robustly and rigorously evaluate evidence of:
  • student progress,
  • the impact of targeted funding;
  • the quality and impact of extra-curricular provision.
  • Test the rigour and accuracy of self-evaluation and the identification of academy strengths and weaknesses.
  • Interrogate the appropriateness, progress and impact of academy improvement activities.
  • Assure academy compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements relating to safeguarding, child protection, PREVENT and special educational needs and disability.
  • Review the effectiveness and impact of engagement with student voice, parent voice and the local community.
  • Undertake termly visits to your school / academy.
  • Participate in:
  • Student Behaviour Panels;
  • Student Discipline Panels;
  • Complaint Appeal Panels to consider appeals arising from the Complaints Procedure;
  • Pay Committee meetings.