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Trustee/Director - Casual

Barton Court Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F85-25-S
  • Posted:21/05/2024
  • Pay:N/A
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:19/07/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Barton Court Academy Trust - Trustee/Director

The role

BCAT Board of Trustees are seeking to recruit a non-executive Director to join our already established and experienced Board of Directors/Trustees to provide additional capacity as the Trust grows in size. We seek someone who can offer additional experience and expertise, from either inside or outside the educational setting, who can also provide additional challenge and support from a different perspective.

The role of Director/Trustee is a voluntary one, requiring a high degree of commitment and confidentiality. It is expected that Trustees will be able to participate fully in the work of the Trust Board and where possible in the life of each school in the Trust. It is envisaged that Trustee would need to set aside an average of 8 -10 hours a month in order to fulfil the following expectations:

Attending 6 Director meetings and 1 AGM per year which are held virtually via Microsoft Teams, which usually last 2 hrs. In addition, you will attend various sub-committees such as 3 Finance Meetings and 3 Audit and Risk Meetings which are also held virtually, usually back to back between 5pm – 7pm. There will be a number of documents to review prior to the meetings.
Participating in Director/Governor professional development events/training which includes, but not exclusive to: an induction programme run by the NGA, annual online training in Safeguarding, Prevent and GDPR in addition to other training events as required to fulfil the role and skill set requirements of the Board.
Directors/Trustees are appointed for a period of 4 years by the BCAT Trustees. For further information please download the additional information and contact the Clerk, Kirsty McLean via clerk@bartoncourt.org

This position remains open until the position is filled.

How To Apply

Applications for this post should be made with a letter of application and your CV to clerk@bartoncourt.org. Visit the website and click on Recruitment for more information.

If you wish to discuss the post or to arrange a visit, please contact the Clerk, Kirsty McLean via clerk@bartoncourt.org.

Barton Court academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children and a Section 128 School Leadership Prohibition check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.

Our safeguarding practices prevent us from accepting CV’s.

Barton Court Academy Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part-time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

Further details and information about the Trust can be found on our website page.

A commitment to staff welfare and promoting BCAT core values is at the heart of this role.

Information about the federation


Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) is a multi-academy Trust which was established in 2017.

It currently consists of three secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School, an 11-18 years, mixed selective school in the heart of Canterbury, rated “Good” with many outstanding features by Ofsted in February 2020; The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16 years mixed non-selective school in Broadstairs, rated “Good” by Ofsted in March 2023 and Barton Manor Free School, an 11–18 years non-selective mixed school in the heart of Canterbury which opened to Year 7 in September 2022 and as the school grows now has Y7 & 8 from September 2023.BCAT Mission Statement

BCAT provides aspirational educational opportunities in all its academies to improve the life chances of its children and young people; delivered through strong partnerships between staff, students and parents that share our core values of excellence and equity.

Barton Court Academy Trust consists of 3 secondary schools • Barton Court Grammar School (The Lead School) • The Charles Dickens School (joined on 1 March 2017) • BCAT Free School, Barton Manor School, opened in September 2022

BCAT VALUES Achievement Challenge High Aspiration Independent thinkers Equality Valued Excellence

We place the child first in all that we do and to all that we aspire. We are uncompromising in our desire to sustain improvement, deliver on standards and provide an outstanding educational experience for all. We are forward looking, equipping our young people with the skills, knowledge and aptitude to succeed but also strive to instil traditional values of hard work, resilience and respect for others. Despite the complexity of MAT organisation we remain in agreement with Professor Hargreaves (Self Improving School Systems, National College for School Leadership) who stated “Great classrooms make Great Schools” and Great schools therefore make a Great Trust. We are a school-based Trust that agree with this simple, yet profound statement.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Roberta Light
  • Address:Longport,
    CT1 1PH
  • Telephone: 01227 464600
  • Email: rlight@bartonmanor.org



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.