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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:

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met.
  • Holding our Head Teacher and the senior leadership to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school evaluation and assuring that the values of the Governing Body are observed throughout the school from Nursery to Year 2.
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.

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

Privacy Notice

Ryhope Infant School Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to be fully committed to our safeguarding policies and procedures, in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.

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

Please see our "Staying Safe During Covid-19" Page for the most up to date information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

You probably watched the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, just as we did. He stated that schools may return after half term and towards the beginning of June, for certain year groups. Further guidance from the Department for Education regarding the possibility of the wider opening of the school from 1st June states:

Actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/actions-for-education-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020 that under the heading Class sizes and staff availability ‘settings should prioritise groups of children as follows:
• early years settings– 3 and 4 year olds followed by younger age groups
• infant schools - nursery (where applicable) and reception
• primary schools – nursery (where applicable), reception and year 1”

and as we are an Infant School we will be prioritising Nursery and Reception.

I know you will have lots of questions but at this stage we are still unable to answer most of them.  Further information regarding this will be shared with parents/carers as and when we have it.

We are still open for children of Critical or Key Workers.  To book a place, please contact [email protected] 

We will be opening our school to these workers only when parents are scheduled to work.  The school will be open from 8:50am to 3:15pm.  There will be no breakfast or afterschool care available. 

If you are a “Critical or Key Worker” and are not scheduled to work, your child MUST stay at home.  If you have a partner at home who is NOT a “Critical or Key Worker”, your child should also remain at home.  This is to protect all of our children, staff and their families.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Free School Meal Vouchers

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From Monday 6th April 2020, all children eligible for benefits-related free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme allowing them to continue to access meals whilst they stay at home.

Schools will provide every eligible child with a weekly shopping voucher worth up to £15 to spend at supermarkets while we are closed due to coronavirus.

The vouchers can be spent on food at a range of shops including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S, with the Department for Education working to get more shops to join the scheme as soon as possible.

These vouchers will only be available during the normal term time with exception to the Easter break which the Government have agreed to provide support for. 

Please see our Staying Safe During Covid-19 Page for further information on how to receive the shopping vouchers.