Community Governor

The Telford Park School
Telford, Shropshire
20 Jan 2021
05 Feb 2021
Penny Jolley
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Community Governor

Required as soon as possible.

The Telford Park School’s School Standards Committee currently has a vacancy for a Community Governor to serve for a period of up to four years.

We are hoping to recruit a dynamic individual who can be part of our journey of continuous improvement. Governors play a key role in the leadership of the school, ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction are implemented and are responsible for holding the Headteacher and senior leaders to account for the performance of the school. Being a governor can be very rewarding and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a team and gain new skills. Don’t worry if you have no experience, full training and support is available through our trusts Governor Development programme.

The most important duty of any governor is to attend regular meetings and you should be sure that you are committed and available to do this before applying.

What is the time commitment?

  • 6 meetings a year, each lasting approximately 2 hours, there is an expectation to have read documents sent in advance for the meeting
  • Monitoring Visits in school 2-3 times per year
  • Governor professional development which includes, but not exclusive to, annual online Governor training to include Safeguarding, Prevent and GDPR and a governor training event 1 x ½ day in the year
  • Invitations to school events on an ad-hoc non-compulsory basis

In addition to attending SSC Meetings, Governors are occasionally asked to participate in disciplinary and complaints panels as well as shortlisting and interviewing new staff.

Joining the SSC as a Community Governor offers you the opportunity to make a real contribution to the life and work of young people in the local community. As this is a Community Governor role, it is open to all individuals from the wider community, grandparents, relatives and members of the general public.

Preferred skills (while not essential): a general understanding of educational standards in a school setting, ability to challenge constructively and help find solutions and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

If you would like to apply to become a Community Governor, please complete the attached skills audit and application form and send to

Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from Community Academies Trust vision and values. Due to the current COVID 19 outbreak we are adding supplementary measures to our safeguarding protocols. As such, a third reference is required, and all references will be taken up prior to interview.

The role is covered by part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Community Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Community Academies Trust Company Registration No. 0747273-6

In place of academy based interviews, we have set up systems to ensure that alternative options are still available via skype/video conferencing wherever possible. Every effort will be made to try to accommodate any specific requirements.

Whilst we would usually welcome you to visit our school, the current situation means it is not possible for you to do so. However, if you would like someone to talk to you via phone or video link, please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Weston, Clerk to the SSC via email . She will be able to provide with the information you require.

CLOSING DATE: NOON on Friday 5th February 2021.

About the School

The Telford Park School is sponsored by The Community Academies Trust (CAT) which has a track record of achieving and sustaining OUTSTANDING schools. Our approach is based on a fundamental belief that all young people have the talent and the potential to achieve more than they ever thought possible.



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