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Joining the LGB

We are always keen to hear from individuals who may be interested in serving on the LGB. There are many reasons why this voluntary role might appeal. Your motivation might be to make a positive professional development step by enhancing your leadership skills, or you may have significant levels of expertise that the Board can benefit from.

An inclusive LGB composed of Governors who bring a diverse range of skills, experiences, qualifications, characteristics and perspectives will have a positive impact on setting the strategic direction of the College. The LGB therefore actively encourage volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives in order to reflect the communities it serves.

For further details, please contact the Clerk on 024 7632 8231 or at rae.overton@ke6n.ac.uk

Community Governor Vacancy

We are seeking applicants who live and/or work within travelling distance of the college, from a range of backgrounds and life experiences. The skills, knowledge and expertise we are particularly looking for at the moment include: accounting and financial audit, people development and employment law, local communities, curriculum development and student co-creation and environmental sustainability. However, we are interested in hearing from everybody who is interested in helping take us forward as a college.

You don’t need previous experience as a governor or trustee so long as you have time and enthusiasm to participate in Governor meetings and annual strategy planning and help ensure the best possible provision for KE6 students and staff. Information and training opportunities will be available to you.

The LGB meets approximately six times per academic year, normally on a Tuesday evening from 5pm-7pm. There are some additional meetings on different days, but there is always lots of notice. Governors also have the opportunity to help shape the wider Trust direction and approaches through membership of cross trust committees such as Finance, Audit, or Student Development.

This is a voluntary role although reasonable travel expenses may be reimbursed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

More information about the role, KE6 and BFMAT can be found at www.ke6n.ac.uk

For an informal discussion or to request an application pack, please contact the Clerk, Rae Overton, at rae.overton@ke6n.ac.uk or on 024 7510 1648 (voicemail). Alternatively download the documents from the application pack below.

The closing date for applications is 1st April 2024.

Alternatively download the documents from the application pack below:
Community Governor Vacancies
About the Role of Governor
Application Form

KE6 Parent Governor Vacancy

Nominations Invited

The Local Governing Body (LGB) at King Edward VI College has an annual vacancy for a Parent Governor.

The role of the LGB includes overseeing the development and delivery of the College’s strategic plan; providing robust challenge and scrutiny of quality; and supporting and strengthening leadership by holding the Principal to account for the performance of students and staff.

The effectiveness with which the LGB discharges these responsibilities is supported by the inclusion of key stakeholders in its membership, including parents. The parental voice is highly valued and adds an important dimension to the decision making process at meetings. Being a Parent Governor is a rewarding experience that offers an opportunity to become more engaged with the College and its mission to inspire young people to gain the skills they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Your commitment to us would include attendance at approximately six meetings per academic year which are normally held on a Tuesday evening at 5pm. There are further opportunities to engage in College governance including Standard Review Panels, Governor Links and short term working groups. A tailored induction and ongoing training are available to support Governors.

To apply for this vacancy, you must be a parent, or an individual exercising parental responsibility (e.g. carer, legal guardian), of a student at the College.

For an informal discussion about the role contact the Clerk at rae.overton@ke6n.ac.uk

Applicants should complete a nomination form and return it to the Clerk by 12 noon Thursday 9th November 2023 at rae.overton@ke6n.ac.uk

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