October 3, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
The Governing Body of Royal Wootton Bassett Academy are seeking additional governors.
Unpaid - this is a voluntary role
Working Pattern
Part time
Closing Date
November 30, 2022


The Governing Body of Royal Wootton Bassett Academy are seeking additional governors.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is an ambitious, oversubscribed and incredibly proud 11-18 school with 1,764 students on roll including 356 students in our very popular and successful Sixth Form. Royal Wootton Bassett is geographically situated in a pleasant location with Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds all within commuting distances.

Part of Ascend Learning Trust, Royal Wootton Bassett Academy has a transformation strategy which is yielding excellent results, including developing pupil learning behaviour, and improving pupil progress and performance. We welcome applications from individuals who are keen to join us to help the school continue its drive to inspire and create futures for all its pupils.

Governors are responsible for ensuring the clarity of direction of Royal Wootton Bassett 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 Wednesday, with a start time of 6pm, 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.

Safeguarding Statement:

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Please note any position that involves working with children requires a declaration of ALL convictions and cautions, regardless of whether these are deemed as 'spent'. An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before the interview, at the shortlisting stage, and will be used as part of the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one reference must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current employer. Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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