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Governor

Employer
Thrive Educational Partnership
Location
Coventry
Salary
Volunteer
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Sector
Charity and not for profit, Education
Salary band
Unremunerated
Hours
Part Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Would you like to be a Governor?

Thrive Education Partnership (TEP) is a Multi-Academy Trust that is rapidly expanding, with five special needs academies, an autism-specific primary satellite provision, and an SEMH/AS resource base in a large secondary mainstream school. With around 530 staff and approximately 850 pupils between 2 and 19 years old, TEP is now seeking to appoint Governors for our Kingsbury Academy in Coventry.

Kingsbury Academy is seeking passionate individuals to join our team.  Kingsbury Academy is a special educational needs (SEN) school in Coventry for pupils aged 4-11 with significant learning disabilities. More than half of our children have autistic spectrum conditions (ASC), while others have additional needs, including sensory processing difficulties.

Even if you have no prior experience in this area, TEP can provide you with a full induction and training within the governance model of the Trust. This will help you gain knowledge and understanding of Kingsbury Academy and the wider context in which it operates.

We provide a personalised approach to learning, to motivate and engage our pupils to have a love of learning. Our staff work closely with parents and external agencies to develop pupils’ communication, social and emotional skills and enable them to gain their independence. We want all of our pupils to be happy and successful learners.

Local Governing Boards (LGBs) are part of the trust governance structure and can:

  • Support effective Trust operations and policies Provide support and challenge to Headteachers Foster engagement with parents and the community Bring attention to issues and risks for Trust board consideration Provide feedback to improve policies in the local context Ensure equal treatment of all schools within the Trust

What skills and qualities can I bring to this role?

  • Displaying a confident and optimistic demeanour Exhibiting professionalism and dependability Possessing effective verbal communication skills Showing a keen interest in the education of young individuals with special educational needs Ability to become a lead Governor in one of the specified areas:

Safeguarding 

Quality of Education (including Personal Development)

Health & Safety

Risk & Audit

Wellbeing

When will I be required?

Local Governing board meetings held in daytime or evening, around 6 per academic year.

How much time do I need to commit?

6 meetings per year, each lasting approximately 2 hours, plus lead Governor responsibilities including visiting the academy.

What are the benefits of the role?

  • Opportunity to meet new people and engage with the wider community. Rewarding experience working with young people with special needs. Governance training and support. Opportunity to improve and develop education provision.

What support will I receive?

  • Induction. All out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed. Support from Governor Clerk and other Governors. Additional training opportunities.

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