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Foundation Governor, Central Foundation Boys School

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Job description

Make a lasting impact on future generations and an inner London community

Based in Islington, the Central Foundation Boys School is a popular, high-performing, voluntary-aided comprehensive school for boys aged from 11 to 16, with a successful co-educational Sixth Form. The Central Foundation Schools For London supports the Boys School and appoints the majority of the governors.  We are working together to appoint a new Foundation Governor to join the governing body this autumn.

The successful candidate will join a governing body comprising 18 members.  It is critical that the successful candidate has a keen interest in the school and is prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work to help improve outcomes for pupils.  As well as being members of the governing body itself, members are expected to participate in one additional sub-committee: Teaching & Learning; Pay & Personnel; Finance; or Premises/Health & Safety. Members are also expected to act as a link governor for one faculty.  Link governors act as liaison between the governing body and a particular faculty, including meeting with relevant teachers and visiting the department from time to time.  In addition, there are a range of other ad hoc circumstances where governor involvement is necessary.

The governing body plays a key role in the school’s governance and is responsible for, or involved in, many significant decisions concerning the school. The governing body has 3 core functions. They:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of our school;
  2. Hold the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of our school and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  3. Oversee the financial performance of our school and make sure its money is well spent.

The successful candidate will join the governing body this autumn.  The members come from a wide range of backgrounds and professions and includes members appointed by the staff of the school, parents and the Islington Local Authority.  A majority of the governors are appointed by the Central Foundation Schools of London, an Educational Charity which supports two schools in inner London, ourselves and the Central Foundation Girls School in Tower Hamlets. This appointment will be a joint appointment by the Foundation and the school governing body.

At this time, we are particularly interested in individuals who have had experience in law, human resources or are experienced at a senior leadership level in a large company, charity or public sector organisation.  We encourage applications from all members of society, regardless of background, gender, ethnicity, disability, or age.

For more information please click 'apply via website' to be redirected to the Foundation Website

It is a very exciting time in the life of the school with an extensive building project recently completed.

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Through an exceptional Central Foundation education, every student learns, develops, and grows so they can reach their full potential.

Refreshed on: 20 May 2024
Closing date: 19 August 2024 at 23:30
Tags: Finance, Human Resources, Senior Management, Legal, Teaching, Governance

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