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Job Ref No. ECC3308-31L Position Type: Director Pay Range: Voluntary
Position Start Date: 01/02/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: January  

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Are you interested in having an impact on educational outcomes for children aged 4-11 in Essex? Are you looking to become more involved in setting the strategic direction of your community? Do you have skills that can help deliver our school's strategic ambition, that can support its organisational development, and guide and mentor its leadership? If yes, then we'd like to hear from you!

St John the Baptist School, Pebmarsh is looking for people just like you to join us as Governors. Our vision at St John's is a simple one: United we strive for excellence - together we shine. This is complemented by our values our children strive for, in how they SHINE: Self-motivation, Honesty, Imaginative, Nurturing, Empathy

St Johns is a diverse school in more ways than one, it's one of the biggest assets for our children and their families. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Insights from a wide-range of backgrounds can ensure St Johns makes well-informed decisions that directly impact the lives of our children, our staff, and the wider community.

Whilst knowledge of the education system is preferred, it is not essential.

The role
We want to see candidates with a passion for giving children the best start in life through an excellent, well-rounded education. Governors play a key role in this by holding the school to account through the highest levels of governance - making sure St Johns has an ambitious strategic plan and that the school is run and managed well as an organisation. We are looking for people who are committed to doing this over an initial term of four years.

Any experience in governance or leadership is welcome, particularly in previous or current educational and pastoral roles that you might have/have had. Through support and training, this role will enable you to further develop your own skills and knowledge in these areas.

Duties include:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, strategic direction, and educational outcomes for all.
Holding the school leadership to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
The effective and efficient performance management of staff.
Overseeing the financial performance of budgets, making sure its money is well spent.

Governors will also:
Keep school matters confidential
Always act professionally, signing up to a Code of Conduct that reflects the Nolan Principles.
Provide supportive and constructive governance that has the best interests of the children at its heart
Develop an understanding the strengths and weakness of the school so as to support the school leadership team to deliver continuous improvement.

What's involved?
Board governance in education is a strategic, non-operational commitment which typically involves attending six full board meetings and a number of sub committee meetings each year.

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 including an enhanced DBS Check
What next?
If this sounds like you then please complete the application form on the Essex School Jobs website or contact the school office

About the school
For more information at St John the Baptist, Pebmarsh, please visit our website at

Information about the School

St John the Baptist CE VA Primary school is a small village school in a beautiful rural position. Our smallness is our distinct advantage. We pride ourselves on knowing all our children and their families, and value their individual strengths. As a Christian school we live our Vision in all we do and you will see this from the moment you walk through the door. Our children are always praised by visitors for the warmth of their welcome and impeccable behaviour.

Ofsted 2023 “Pupils are kind and tolerant. They treat adults and each other with respect”. “Pupils are happy and proud to attend St John the Baptist. They enjoy learning.”

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

Miss Teresa Gage
The Street
Pebmarsh, Halstead
Essex, CO9 2NH
Telephone: 01787 269300

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