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Trustee (Governor)

Role: Trustee (Governor)

Term of Office: 4 Years – Voluntary (Unpaid)

Working Pattern: Attendance to Trustee Meetings as required

Advert Start Date: 10th June 2019

Required from: As soon as possible

Salary: Voluntary (Unpaid)

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Board of Trustees (Governing Body) providing a strategic lead and critical friendship to the academy to ensure that there is a consistently high provision of quality education. In line with the OFSTED inspection criteria we strive to deliver the three core functions of a governing body:

The full governing body must meet at least three times per academic year and sub committees meet more frequently. There is an expectation that governors will undertake monitoring visits into academy to find out more about us throughout the year. Governors work closely with the Head Teacher and make decisions collectively as a team.  Our aim is to ensure that every child who leaves us in year two does so after a rich and enjoyable educational experience and with a keenness for lifelong learning.

Our Governing Body is comprised of a mixture of parents, staff and individuals from within the community whose principal purpose is to ensure that every child in our care makes the best possible progress they can.  You do not have to be an expert on education to be a member of the Governing Body, and we value the contribution that all members bring to the role. A key consideration in the appointment and election of all new governors are the skills and experience the Governing Board needs to be effective. All governors are expected to adhere to a governance Code of Conduct.

If you would like to be considered for one of our Trustee vacancies, please contact us to discuss this further.

Closing date for applications: Open 

Role Description

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Pre-employment checks and references will be sought and the successful candidate will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.    

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