January 30, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
The Governing Body of The Wellington Primaries Academy are seeking additional governors.
Unpaid - this is a voluntary role
Working Pattern
Part time • Permanent
Closing Date
March 31, 2023


The Governing Body of The Wellington Primaries Academy are seeking additional governors.

The Wellington Primaries Academies are formed of two ambitious, growing, and inclusive 4-11 Primary schools. Wellington Eagles and Wellington Lions are based on the edge of the beautiful Salisbury Plain and serve the families of Tidworth and Ludgershall area, both schools are proud members of the Ascend Learning Trust.

We currently have close to 300 students on roll in a mixture of 1 and 2 form entry classes, with potential to grow to full capacity of 420 pupils.

Governors are responsible for ensuring the clarity of direction of The Wellington Primaries Academy, holding the Headteacher to account for educational performance, and overseeing the priorities of the school.

Governors are required to attend six Governing body meetings a year, one per term. Meetings are normally on Tuesday, with a start time of 9.00am, and last approximately 2 hours. Governors are also expected to make occasional visits to the school, for example to attend an evening Awards ceremony or musical evening. There are also opportunities during the day to take part in meetings with the senior leadership team to find out more about the work of the school.

Closing date: Open until successful appointment is made.

Interview date: TBC

Safeguarding Statement:
Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion.

Please note any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.

In line with KCSIE 2022 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.

References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment, any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.


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