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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 April 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: Various

Contract type

Fixed term - Voluntary - Unremunerated Position

Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

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 clerk@bridgeacademytrust.org

Informal enquiries regarding the role can be made to the school office via email to clerk@bridgeacademytrust.org

What the school offers its staff

This is a rewarding post for someone who wants to make a real difference to the school and wider community.

Commitment to safeguarding

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. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. Bridge Academy Trust welcomes applications from those of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups.

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About Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1343 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number

At Notley High School and 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 - learning together and succeeding together to be the best that we can be.

Notley High School and 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. 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.

Arranging a visit to Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email clerk@bridgeacademytrust.org.

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