17 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    17 December 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    21 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Part time
Contract type
Fixed term (3-year term)
Voluntary role

Job summary

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR - St Thomas More Language College

To start as soon as possible

The school is seeking a professional and highly motivated school governor to join the governing body at this outstanding oversubscribed mixed comprehensive in the heart of Chelsea.

Foundation governors are appointed by the Archbishop to serve as his representative on the governing body of diocesan schools to ensure the Catholic Church’s mission is upheld.

Governors have oversight of the curriculum and the appointment of staff and are accountable for the performance of the school. They have a strategic role to play as well as acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher.

The governing body needs people with a mixture of skills and experience. Training is provided to help governors fulfil their very important role.

The school is an equal opportunity employer and promotes and supports the safeguarding and protection of children and individuals. This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced Disclosure and other pre-employment checks.

Applying for the job

Please submit a CV and a covering letter detailing your skills and experience.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

We will be screening and shortlisting as CVs are received, therefore please enquire and make applications early.

If you would like to know more about governorship, please contact the school office and speak to the Headteacher's PA, or visit the diocesan website which can be found at www.rcdow.org.uk/education/governors/serving-as-a-governor

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
641 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
020 7589 9734

About Saint Thomas More Language College

St Thomas More Language College is a co-educational voluntary aided school based in Kensington and Chelsea in London for students aged 11-16. It is a Roman Catholic school.
At the heart of the school’s buildings stands its chapel. Mass is celebrated at the beginning of each school day. In tutor groups, each morning, there is also a daily act of worship composed around a whole school theme. The school also has a house system and throughout the year there are a variety of inter-house competitions.

Values and vision:
St Thomas More Language College sees itself as a community living and growing in the Catholic faith. At the school, it is firmly believed that the life and teachings of Jesus Christ are the foundation of all that it undertakes. The school expects all members of its community to be responsible citizens upholding gospel values in society.

“Teachers’ continuing training is outstanding, with large numbers engaged in further study and several working towards a Masters qualification. The very rich range of additional learning opportunities, including some outstanding music provision, are developing strong spiritual, moral, social, cultural and emotional experiences that are a real strength of the college. The governing body know the college intimately and work strategically with the senior team in promoting outstanding leadership.”

Arranging a visit to Saint Thomas More Language College

Visits to the college prior to application are welcome - please contact the Headteacher's PA at the school on 020 7589 9734

School location

Cadogan Street, London, SW3 2QS

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