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Non-Executive Director/Trustee for Barton Court Academy Trust - Casual

The Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-4016-540S
  • Posted:11/03/2021
  • Pay:N/A
  • Start Date:September 2021 or sooner
  • App Close Date:19/04/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The role of Director/Trustee

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 a Trustee would need to set aside an average of 8 -10 hours a month in order to fulfil the following expectations:


  • Attending 3 Director meetings and 1 AGM per year, plus various sub-committees, ie 4 Finance Meetings, 3 Quality Assurance Meetings, 3 Audit and Risk Meetings and 3 Personnel Meetings. Each meeting lasts for about 1.5 - 2 hours and takes place on a weekday evening, usually 2 meetings are held consecutively in the evening, typically from 5pm - 8pm. Documents are available to review prior to the meetings.
  • Undertaking 2-3 monitoring visits per academic year – these take place during the school day providing an opportunity to develop the Link Director role: this involves building a relationship with the lead member of staff for the area you are linked with and monitoring procedures and performance relating to it.  A written report is required following each visit and help is available for new governors so that the level of information recorded is clear.
  • Attending some of the Local Governing Body Meetings on a rota with other Directors.
  • Attend briefings/training events run by KCC – approximately 3 times a year.
  • Participating in Director/Governor professional development events/training which includes, but not exclusive to, annual online training in Safeguarding, Prevent and GDPR in addition to other training events as required to fulfill the role and skill set requirements of the Board.
  • Attending school events across the year.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Someone with experience and expertise from outside the educational setting or an experienced educationalist at secondary Headship level or higher.
  • Dealing with colleagues at all levels;
  • Ability to challenge constructively and help find solutions;
  • An appreciation of the value of education.

Appointment/Term of Office

Directors/Trustees are appointed for a 4 year term. The ideal person would join us for September 2021 or sooner if available for induction/training.

If you feel the role of Director/Trustee is one that you could contribute to, then please send your CV and a brief personal statement giving information about your skills to clerk@bartoncourt.org Do not use the application form.

Deadline for applications is Monday 19 April 2021

The 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 check against the ISA Barred List for Children.

Information about the school

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The Charles Dickens School is an 8 form entry, 1200 student school. The School has great facilities and continues to be oversubscribed.

This is an exciting time to join The Charles Dickens School as it joins the Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) working in partnership with Barton Court Grammar School Academy, an outstanding rated co-educational grammar school in Canterbury. This new venture will see The Charles Dickens students and staff benefit from outstanding leadership and the sharing of best practice. The Trust is committed to excellence in professional development.

Job Contact Information


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.