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Catch22 Academy Governor in Torquay, United Kingdom

As part of the Governing Body team, a Governor is expected to: - 1. Contribute to strategic discussions at governing body meetings which determine: * clear & ambitious strategic priorities and targets * * *that all children, have access to a broad and balanced curriculum; * the school’s staffing structure and key staffing policies; 2. Hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the school’s performance; this includes: * agreeing the outcomes from the school’s self-evaluation and ensuring they are used to inform the priorities in the school development plan; * considering all relevant data and feedback on all aspects of school performance; * asking challenging questions of school leaders; * ensuring senior leaders have adapted the required Catch22 policies and procedures and that the school is operating effectively according to those policies; * acting as a link governor on a specific issue, making relevant enquiries of the relevant staff, and reporting to the governing body on the progress on the relevant school priority; * listening to and reporting to the school’s stakeholders: pupils, parents, staff, and the wider community, including local employers. 3. Ensure the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well, including the necessary expertise on effective appraisal and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and monitor the impact of these resources. 4. When required, assist the MAT in matters such as; * appointing the Headteacher and other senior leaders; * involvement with staff grievances and disciplinary matters; * hearing appeals about pupil exclusions. 1. In order to perform this role well, a Governor is expected to: - * get to know the school, including by visiting the school occasionally during school hours, and gain a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses; * attend induction training and regular relevant training and development events; * attend LGB meetings and read all the papers before the meeting; * act in the best interest of all the pupils of the school; * * *behave in a professional manner, as set down in the governing body’s code of conduct, including acting in strict confidence. * Act in accordance with the MAT Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference Under usual circumstances, as an estimate, you should expect to spend the equivalent of 20 days a year on your governing responsibilities. Under Section 50 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, if you are employed, then you are entitled to ‘reasonable time off’ to undertake public duties; this includes school governance. ‘Reasonable time off’ is not defined in law, and you will need to negotiate with your employer how much time you will be allowed. Please click here for further information We are looking for a LGB that can provide the following key skills & areas of expertise; governors should have experience in at least one of these areas: * Experience of organisational leadership * Performance Management in the context of outcomes and progression * * *Safeguarding * * *Educational delivery in an AP, SEMH, ASD and/or mainstream context * * *Financial Management and Fund Raising * Human Resource Management, including staff development * * *Knowledge of the local area, including the labour market This is a voluntary, unpaid role. Catch22 MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. See the benefits of working for Catch22 here. Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised. / At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live./