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Governor - Part-time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-431S
  • Posted:19/10/2021
  • Pay:Voluntary
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/12/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Join our progressive and innovative Trust as a school governor 

Rewarding opportunities to work with a group of committed and friendly governors to add educational and social value

Vacancies on Folkestone Primary committee and Martello & Morehall Primary committee

Anyone over the age of 18 can be a School Governor. All you need to be an effective Governor is to:

  • care about improving children’s educational outcomes and personal development;
  • want to contribute to and represent the local community;
  • be willing to ask questions;
  • have an open and enquiring mind;
  • have time for the role (one evening meeting per term, plus reading/preparation, occasional training and at least one visit a year)
  • support the vision, mission and values of the Trust

We offer training, support and regular communication. Our meetings are a mix of virtual and at school, they are well organised and the Trust Governance Officer provides effective guidance and support every step of the way. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with expertise in the following areas:

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • Well-being
  • Community engagement

Even if you do not fall into one of these categories, anyone interested in the role or our schools would be welcome to apply. We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds, educational settings and employment.

Further information: published on our school websites under governance, alternatively contact Cheryl.southern@turnerschools.com

To apply: Send a brief covering email with reasons for application and any relevant skills or experience to Cheryl.southern@turnerschools.com

Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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).