Hours of work: N/A
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only
Closing date: Sunday 31 December 2023
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Ocklynge Junior School
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join Ocklynge Local Governing Committee. As a Governor, you will play a vital role in shaping the educational experience of our students, working collaboratively with the school leadership and the wider Multi Academy Trust (MAT) community to ensure the delivery of high-quality education.
- Strategic Vision: Contribute to the development and implementation of the school's vision, values, and strategic goals. Work with the Headteacher and other governors to shape the direction of the school, promoting educational excellence and the best interests of the students.
- School Improvement: Monitor and evaluate the performance of the school, reviewing data, and progress reports to ensure continuous improvement. Collaborate with the school leadership team to identify areas for development and support the implementation of effective strategies to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Act as a link between the school and the wider community, fostering positive relationships with parents, staff, students, and external partners. Attend relevant meetings and events, representing the school and promoting effective communication and engagement with stakeholders.
- A genuine interest in education and a commitment to the success and well-being of students.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders.
- The ability to work effectively as part of a team, while also demonstrating independent thinking and decision-making skills.
- Good analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess information and contribute to strategic decision-making.
- A willingness to learn and stay informed about educational policies, regulations, and best practices.
- Availability to attend governor meetings, which are typically held in the evenings.
- No prior experience as a governor is necessary, although it would be beneficial.
To apply for the position of Governor, please submit the following documents:
- A brief statement outlining your interest in becoming a governor and why you believe you would be suitable for the role.
- Your contact information, including name, address, email address, and phone number.
Please email your application to Clerk@sdlt.org.uk.
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role before applying, please contact our Clerk on the above e mail.
We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Join us in making a difference in the lives of our students and helping our school achieve its full potential. We look forward to receiving your application and the opportunity to work together in providing an outstanding education.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.