Governor Recruitment: Five-year cycle starting 2022/23

Do you want to actively shape the strategic future of Northbourne Park School?

The School is now recruiting for the next five-year cycle of Governor appointments. If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer Governor, please read the information below and direct any questions you may have regarding the role to the Chair of Governors, Stephanie Loomis, at sloomis@northbournepark.com.

Please click here for an Application form. Completed Application forms should be  sent to the Chair of Governors to be received before 6pm on Friday 10th June.

The School

Northbourne Park School is a successful and thriving school providing outstanding education and pastoral care for children 2-13 years old. Long established and nestled in the beautiful East Kent countryside close to Deal it provides a family-like atmosphere with small class sizes where teachers get to know the pupils well. 

The school achieves top academic results both for the Kent Grammar School Test and Scholarships to Senior Schools and was rated excellent in the 2017 ISI inspection. It delivers bespoke learning to ensure every child reaches their potential. The school’s buildings, park and woodland provide wonderful spaces for children to enjoy their educational journey, whether it is playing in the woods, camping out, following the pioneering Outdoor Education programme or developing a strong interest in their natural surroundings. 

The Opportunity: 

We are looking to appoint governors to join an enthusiastic and committed Board. This is an interesting and exciting opportunity to be involved in the strategic and operational oversight of Northbourne Park School as it embarks on an exciting development programme.

Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds but the following professional skills are of particular interest:
- Audit and Finance
- Education

- Estates
- Law
- Safeguarding
- Creative and Performing Arts
- Fundraising
- Board level management experience.

As a Governor you will attend regular board meetings where the strategic direction and operational goals of our school are set and monitored.  Governors contribute in these meetings by discussion, questioning, challenging and supporting.  Governors will also visit the school and attend school events to see the school in action and foster good relationships with the staff. 

Governor appointments are based on commitment, enthusiasm, applicable skills and an ability to contribute at a strategic level. 

Volunteering as a school governor is a challenging but rewarding role. As part of the governing board, you’ll: 

• work collaboratively with people from different professional backgrounds, challenging your own perspective and broadening your network 

• gain experience outside of your regular work and learn skills you can apply in other settings.

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