We're looking for governors to support our specialist schools
A rewarding opportunity to influence the strategy and direction of our specialist schools and college, supporting children and young people who have struggled to cope in other settings because of their individual barriers to learning.
What will you be doing?
Our governors tell us of their personal satisfaction and reward gained from being involved with our schools and college. In joining them, you will hold our leaders to account for school/college management, quality of teaching and learning, achievement, well-being and safety of students, and compliance with statutory responsibilities. You will champion a broad range of areas, from admissions to the curriculum, to staff support and school or college-specific policy development. This will include monitoring whether the school / college provides equal access to learning and opportunities, and creates a welcoming and respectful environment for all students.
Whether you’re new to school governance or have experience in this type of role we’d love to hear from you. We are particularly looking for people who can take a lead on:
- teaching and learning, and
- equality, diversity, and inclusion.
We are looking for governors to join Ashcroft School and Inscape House School in Cheadle (near Stockport), and Bridge College in Openshaw (Manchester).
Appointed governors are expected to attend all full governing body meetings and subgroups of which they are members. Governors are expected to attend induction and relevant training events organised by the college/school or Together Trust.
Governors are expected to get to know the college/school and its staff by visiting the college/school and attending inset and other meetings to which governors are invited by the principal.
Governors take on specific responsibilities appropriate to their experience and expertise such as:
- Quality of teaching and learning
- Curriculum and Assessment of Student progress
- Resources including budget and buildings
- HR issues including appointments or disciplinary issues
- Health and Safety
- Student voice and participation
- Equality and Diversity
- Finance and resources
What are we looking for?
There are no specific qualifications other than being able to offer expertise that will help to inform the College/School development and practice.
- have an interest in the education of students with specialist educational and complex needs
- have time to attend termly meetings and sub-group meetings, visit the college/school and attend events
- be able to support and identify with the culture and ethos of college/school and the objects of the charity
- be able to evaluate the work of the college/school in a constructively critical fashion
- have a commitment to equal opportunities.
We are specifically recruiting governors with the experience and expertise to take on specific responsibilities related to teaching and learning or EDI (Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion) and if possible, the capacity to assume the role of Chair or Vice-Chair of the relevant subgroup.
What difference will you make?
Our governors are vital to ensuring that our students build their self-esteem, learn new skills and move towards a happy and fulfilled future. Help us continue to break down barriers and provide personalised support, tailored learning , and hands-on life skills to give children and young with autism, learning difficulties, disabilities, and complex needs the confidence to exceed their aspirations.
How to apply
Apply on our careers site or call Julie Isted on 0161 283 4790 for an informal chat.