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Co-Opted Governor - Part-time

Kemsley Primary Academy, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2021-118S
  • Posted:02/02/2023
  • Pay:Voluntary
  • Start Date:TBA
  • App Close Date:17/02/2023 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Become a School Governor at our school and make a difference to children’s lives and standard of education in your local community.

We are looking for a new co-opted governor to support our school.  Our governors work closely with their school to support the ongoing communication and development by enabling the school to aspire to and achieve the highest standards of education and care.

Becoming a governor is an excellent form of volunteering and can be a very rewarding experience. Governors have a vital part to play in ensuring the children develop and thrive academically, socially, culturally and spiritually in the safest environments possible.  There are lots of opportunities to learn new skills, working with others to help benefit the education of children within our schools.  

No qualifications or experience are needed. The most important qualities for any governor are a commitment to the welfare and achievement of the children, a desire to make a positive contribution to the school, common sense, and a willingness to commit time to the role. Many of the functions of the governing body are statutory or have a legal framework. To carry out our core strategic roles, governors need to be able to think strategically, challenge, monitor, but also support.

The role of a Governor

  • Attend LGB meetings regularly. These are held six times a year, usually early evening but sometimes during the school day, and can last up to 2 hours
  • Play an active role in monitoring and decision making
  • Learn all you can about the school
  • Be approachable to staff and parents, but make sure you are clear about your role
  • Always represent the school positively
  • As a governor, you are one of a group and must never act alone
  • Always support the decisions of the LGB
  • Have your say on decisions in meetings, and vote in the way you wish, but then support the outcomes of the vote, even if you disagree with them
  • Always observe confidentiality. You will get to know a lot of highly sensitive and confidential information. Do not discuss this with anyone who is not 
  •  a governor.

The experiences of school governorship look great on any CV, and can create career opportunities in the future.

We welcome governors from a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experience to join our team.

If you have an interest in and commitment to improving education and would like to make a difference within your local community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by emailing the school office at office@kemsley-academy.org


Information about the school

Kemsley Primary Academy was opened in September 2004 and is a single form entry primary school with a very popular nursery, situated in Sittingbourne, Kent. Our main school can serve up to 210 children with 30 pupils in each class. Our nursery can cater for 52 children for five half-day sessions of two and a half hours – 26 children in the morning and 26 children in the afternoon; many children stay all day as part of our flexible care offer and for those entitled to 30 hours provision. Many of our nursery children join our reception class.

We are proud to be part of the family of schools that are the REAch2 academy. Our school ethos very much mirrors the essence of the REAch2 touchstones and is centred round the following core values: Exploration, Resilience, Positivity and Aspiration. The following additional eight values have also been introduced and are now also embraced by our school: Respect, Integrity, Honesty, Kindness, Appreciation, Teamwork, Empathy, Love.

We are very fortunate to have such vast grounds. Outside, the grounds are laid out into separate play areas; Nursery, Year R, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) together and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) together. We encourage free-flow around the areas at lunch times to allow the children to play together regardless of year group. Our large field is ideal for games. We also have a woodland conservation area, which we use all year round.

We have an open door policy and value the support of parents. We are pleased to welcome parent helpers into school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Iris Homer
  • Address:Coldharbour Lane, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2RP
  • Telephone: 01795 428689
  • Email: office@kemsley-academy.org

Fax: 01795 428725

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.