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Clerk to the Governors - Term Time

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-618S
  • Posted:04/06/2024
  • Pay:KR6 Actual salary £2,973 per annum
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:18/06/2024 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Five Acre Wood School is seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Governors working 5 hours per week, term time only. The post holder will provide advice and guidance on governance, constitutional and procedural matters, and ensure that the work of the Governing Body conforms to the responsibilities assigned by the School. Duties of the role include draft agendas, take notes and produce minutes of meetings to maintain information on membership and advise the Governing Body on procedural and legislative matters.

There are approximately 6 Governing Body meetings across the academic year.  The majority are held at the end of the school day, with a small number of the governing body meetings taken place during the school day.  The schedule for meetings is agreed for the start of each academic year providing plenty of notice for the Clerk and Governors.

This role is working 5 hours per week, term time only (currently 39 weeks), actual salary for this role is £2,973 per annum.

For further information regarding the main duties and responsibilities of the job please see the attached job description.

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding Special School based over 4 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We are one of the largest special schools in the country with over 800 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs.

Our ‘Outstanding’ school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of ‘Only the best will do’ for all our students and staff. We are a Teaching School and part of a collaborative alliance with other special schools. We have been awarded The Schools Wellbeing Award for pupils and staff which demonstrates we really value our people and want to work with them to fulfil their career ambitions.

In addition to your salary, FAW allowance and pension benefits, we have excellent additional staff benefits including:

Confidential staff counselling service A wellbeing app and platform A range of staff social and well-being events Annual flu vaccinations

Sometimes words cannot explain how something really is, we would encourage you to view the links below:

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here.

Woodstock 2023 – Woodstock 2023 Festival at Five Acre Wood School - YouTube

Woodstock 2022 - Woodstock 2022 Festival at Five Acre Wood Schools - YouTube

Woodstock 2019 - Five Acre Wood School's "Woodstock 2019" - Amazing Festival in a Day! (Longer Film) - YouTube

We produced our own songs and music videos, you can watch them here: -

Beautiful – Five Acre Wood School featuring Taryn Charles - Youtube

Five Acre Wood School Featuring Jack Rose - Hall Of Fame - YouTube

Don’t Give Up – Nathan Grisdale and Five Acre Wood School - YouTube

We look forward to hearing from you.

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828

Documents

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.