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Chair of Local Governing Committee - Part-time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-486S
  • Posted:21/06/2022
  • Pay:Unsalaried
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:21/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


We are looking for a governor to Chair our local governing committee. Previous experience of chairing would be extremely beneficial but training and support will be available. 
We are looking for someone who:
  • Cares about improving children’s educational attainment;
  • Wants to contribute to the local community;
  • Wants to work as part of a team and can value the contribution made by different people;
  • Is willing to ask questions;
  • Has an open and enquiring mind;
  • Supports the vision, mission and values of the Trust, to add educational and social value.
Our governors are passionate about our Schools and ensure that every pupil is given the best education, opportunities and experiences possible. They hold the school to account for performance and development through meetings and visits. 
Our local governors carry the Trust's vision, values, policies and priorities forward. They represent the views of the school and stakeholders. They are advocates for pupils and parents and closely monitor progress of key groups.  

They meet four times a year, from 5-7pm on a Tuesday, agendas and reports are shared one week in advance of meetings. We offer all governors annual training and ongoing support and development.
Visit https://www.turnerschools.com/about-us/challenge-community-committee for more information including the Committee Terms of Reference.

Turner Schools is a Multi Academy Trust of five schools in Folkestone. Our vision is to transform children’s futures, empower families and strengthen communities. For more information about governance at Turner Schools visit our website - https://www.turnerschools.com/about-us/governance
If you have any questions you are welcome to contact cheryl.southern@turnerschools.com

Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).