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Job Ref No. ECC1001-76S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Voluntary
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Did you know that every school in the country has a small group of people who work to ensure children receive the best possible education?

They form the 'Governing Body'

Could you be a Governor for Woodcroft?

If you can answer yes to these questions please do get in touch to find out more;

Do you want to make a difference to the education of the children at Woodcroft?

Are you enthusiastic and have the ability to work in a team?

Do you have a willingness to listen, to learn and to undertake training?

Can you spare some time?

As a governor you would have the opportunity to contribute to the overall management of the school.

Working with a team of other governors, you would help to ensure that the school is doing all it can to provide the best possible education for all children-

both in terms of the direct teaching and learning but also by ensuring a good provision of resources, activities, opportunities and a positive, safe, learning environment.

The Governing Body meets once each half term. Each term, one meeting is face to face in the daytime and one meeting is online via Teams in the evening. As part of their monitoring function, it is hoped that all governors will also plan and make visits to the school in order that they can report on their link area / classes. These can often be scheduled alongside the daytime full Governing Body Meetings each term. All training is provided throught the school's governor training program and it is expected that all governors will take part in this training. Opporturnities for further training and Information is available through membership with National Governance Association which is provided to all governors by the school.

The term of office for a parent governor is 2 years and 4 years for co-opted governors. No formal qualifications are required and you do not need to be an education expert.

Core Functions
The main role of the Governing Body and all governors is to:

* set the vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school

* challenge teaching and learning

* oversee the school finances and premise management

Personal Attributes

* a strong commitment and enthusiasm for the role and to improving outcomes for all children

* the inquisitiveness to question and analyse, and

* the willingness to learn

* It is also hoped that governors will use those personal or professional skills which they bring to the role to assist in moving the school forward.

Are there rewards in becoming a governor?

It can assist with your personal development, you get access to training and experience of strategic decision making as well as and an enormous sense of satisfaction in supporting your community and children at Woodcroft.

We welcome visits, please telephone to arrange.

Information about the School

Woodcroft Nursery School is a maintained nursery school providing funded educational services for 2-5 year olds. Our dedicated and experienced team comprises of qualified teachers, nursery nurses and nursery practitioners. We have extensive indoor and outdoor facilities including Forest School. We offer a range of extended services including breakfast and after school clubs.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Jo Green
Dorset Avenue
Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 9UB
Telephone: 01245 473222

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