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    Chair of Governors

Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form

Role Profile

Salary

Unremunerated

Required

As Soon As Possible

About the role:

Bridge Academy Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust comprising 11 schools in Essex, is seeking to appoint a Chair of Governors for Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form.

Whether you’re new to school governance or have experience of this type of role, we would love to hear from you.

The Local Governing Committees are passionate about their roles in ensuring the schools achieve the goals they have set by:

  • Working as a team to ensure the school provides a good quality education for all its pupils.
  • Supporting and challenging the Headteacher.
  • Planning the school’s future direction, supporting the aims of the school and helping to ensure that they are achieved.
  • Ensuring that the school functions within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector and in line with the school’s governing document.

At this time, we are particularly keen to recruit individuals with:

  • Experience or capability to chair the Local Governing Committee.
  • The commitment and flexibility to be able to devote sufficient time to this important role.
  • A willingness to learn. A high level of understanding of education is not required.

The commitment that we expect of a Governor is normally to attend 4 Local Governing Committee meetings each academic year (held either in school and usually during the evening) and the Trust’s annual Governors’ Conference, along with occasional special meetings such as exclusions or complaints.  In addition, the Chair would be expected to attend a termly Chairs’ meeting and maintain regular contact with their Headteacher.  All Governors are expected and encouraged to visit the school for monitoring visits on a termly basis. 

The Governor role is unremunerated but presents a great opportunity for self-development, provides the opportunity to give something back to the local community and to help children achieve the best education possible.

How to Apply:

To apply for the role, please complete the application form and recruitment monitoring form demonstrating how your skills and experience match the role and return directly to the school’s Clerk via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Informal enquiries regarding the role can be made to the school office via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date

Monday 20th May 2024, at Midnight

Interview Date

To be confirmed

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references. If successful, an enhanced DBS check would be sought.

Bridge Academy Trust welcomes applications from those of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups. 

 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references. If successful, an enhanced DBS check would be sought.

Bridge Academy Trust welcomes applications from those of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups. 

Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form
Notley Road
Braintree
Essex
CM7 1WY

01376 556300

www.notleyhigh.com

About Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form

At Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, we are an ambitious inclusive 11-19 mixed comprehensive school that places the journey of the child at the centre of everything we do. We have a clear aim for our students and staff: “Working Together: Achieving Together”. As a school our ambition is to be “An outstanding school in the heart of the community.” These messages underpin everything we do.

We want to work with colleagues who put the students at the centre of everything we do, but also take the opportunities we can offer them to develop their careers and fulfil their own aspirations.

Notley High & Braintree Sixth Form is part of the Bridge Academy Trust: a collegiate and collaborative Trust, where, first and foremost, each school is a place of high quality learning, where young people ENJOY, ENRICH, ACHIEVE & ASPIRE. The core purpose is to provide high quality continuity of every child’s journey through education from 3 to 19, with a community and school-led school improvement approach and long-term sustainable strategy. Bridge Academy Trust is committed to its people strategy and prioritises staff’s development to ensure they too can enjoy, enrich, achieve and aspire.

Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form
Notley Road
Braintree
Essex
CM7 1WY

01376 556300

www.notleyhigh.com