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School Governor - Flexible

Thamesview School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5407-503S
  • Posted:02/10/2023
  • Pay:Voluntary Position
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We have vacancies at present for both a co-opted and a local authority governor on our school board. A health and safety, finance or HR background or any previous experience of school governance would be helpful but by no means essential. We welcome applications from anyone who wants to get to know our school and play an active role in our governing body to hold the school to account to help secure the best possible education for our children.

We are an active governing body (10 in total) comprising of individuals from many different walks of life, some with a long-standing service to the governing body and others new and still learning about the role.

Thamesview School is a wonderful place to learn, situated on the edge of Gravesend and has many pupils classified as disadvantaged. Despite this, our children achieve very well, and our last Ofsted report rated us as “good”. At Thamesview we aim to work together in securing the best achievements for every one of our students. We place Teaching and Learning at the very core of everything we do and are committed to empowering students to become: aspirational, confident in learning, adaptable, creative, responsible

We meet as a full governing board four time a year, and governors are expected to sit on one of our three committees meeting four time a year. We also encourage governors to attend occasional training and to attend a learning walk around the school during the day, at least twice a year.

Information about the school

Thamesview School is a place where every member of school is encouraged to have the highest aspirations in their personal and academic lives. Our students are encouraged to become globally aware citizens who embrace high moral standards.

We place Teaching and Learning at the very core of everything we do and are committed to empowering students to become:

• aspirational • confident in learning • adaptable • creative • responsible

Our school emphasises the importance of core skills and the importance of the fundamental skills involved, particularly in English and maths, and in all other curriculum areas. Our rich curriculum enables each student to make progress on a pathway which is right for them. This means that the school offers both academic and vocational qualifications so that each individual is fully prepared to maintain strong habits of learning throughout their lives and to be fully prepared to participate in society as lifelong learners.

Thamesview School cares for its students so that everyone feels safe and is able to learn. Our ethos of care and respect permeates through every aspect of school life. Students are encouraged to act with integrity and honesty in every aspect of their lives and to ensure that they leave school with a tenacity to succeed and willingness to make positive contributions to our society.

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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 Education.