Dear parents and carers
Vacancies on the Local Governing Body at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School
We are very fortunate to be part of a successful and influential group of local schools working together for the benefit of over four thousand children across Thanet. This group is called the Coastal Academies Trust (CAT) and is legally and, as importantly, morally bound to provide the very best education for your child. There is a central CAT Board and Local Governing Bodies, all with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
Like all effective governing bodies, our local governing body sets the strategic direction of the school, is focused on raising standards and has an accurate overview of how well pupils are achieving in relation to their potential and other schools. Governors are expected to be confident in providing high levels of professional challenge and playing a significant role in the school’s leadership.
We are looking to add to our Local Governing Body with two new *parent governors especially with skills in special educational needs, finance or safeguarding. Please don’t be put off by thinking there are hundreds of meetings a year…it’s a minimum of six and we can help with child care costs. Being a Governor is an interesting and hugely rewarding role.
You may run your own business, have worked in social care or in a children’s centre. You may be a child minder, have links with charities or community groups or simply have an interest in education and want to contribute to the success of our school. You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply. If you are interested, please come in and see me for more details.
*includes a person who the child lives with and who looks after the child, irrespective of what their relationship is with the child - e.g. step-parent, grandparents, other relatives, cohabitees and foster parents.