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Discovery Educational Trust - South Essex - Recruiting for Members
Are you committed to improving the educational experience and outcomes of children, and to supporting a team of dedicated staff in their vital role?
Members act as guardians of governance, sitting at the top of the Trust's organisational structure and holding the Trust Board to account for effective performance.
We welcome applications from people from the wider world of education, or from public, private or charitable organisations, who have a passionate belief in the power of education to transform life chances.
Our Trust currently comprises three very different schools - one in Southend and two in Brentwood. However, its record of successful school improvement has resulted in us being chosen by two primary schools in Brentwood as the Trust that they would like to join. Expansion of our secondary school base is also anticipated in the coming years.
For an informal conversation about the role, or to apply, please contact Mr. Dave
Smith, Member (email@example.com). Please send a CV with
More information on the role is available on the Trust website via thishttps://www.discoveryeducationaltrust.co.uk/aboutus/vacancies
Information about the School
Discovery Educational Trust, formed 23 April 2014, operates two primary and two secondary schools in the South East area of Essex with a combined pupil capacity of 3,985. The schools consists of St Martin's School (Brentwood), Larchwood Primary School (Brentwood), Hogarth Primary School (Brentwood) and Chase High School (Southend).
The Trust is a vibrant partnership of primary and secondary schools, all united in one goal to provide the best possible learning experience and environment not only for our current children but also for the next generation of pupils.
Larchwood Primary School was awarded an Ofsted rating of Outstanding in March 2017 whilst St Martin's achieved a Good in January 2019 with the 16 to 19 study programmes rated Outstanding. Chase High School was inspected more recently and in February 2022 and achieved an Ofsted Good rating across all areas. Hogarth Primary School joined the Discovery Educational Trust in September 2023 with a further Brentwood primary school set to follow by the end of this year.