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Job Vacancy: Clerk to Governors at Battle Primary Academy

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Clerk to Governors 

Location: Battle Primary Academy, Reading

Salary: Negotiable

Hours: Negotiable (at least 6 full governing body meetings per year)

NET Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a Clerk to governors at Battle Primary Academy, a vibrant and friendly 2-form entry academy in Reading. Battle Primary, a member of a very supportive Academies Trust, is easily accessible by road and excellent public transport links. Pupils benefit from wonderful community ties, which not only enhance their education but also develop their social awareness. After a new breath of life and a series of new initiatives, the school is expected to return to its rightful place as one of the high performing schools in the area.

As Clerk to governors, the successful applicant will provide effective administrative support to the governing body and its committees in fulfilling their strategic functions, ensure the governing body is properly constituted, and provide the governing body with procedural advice in carrying out its statutory obligations. This role is based at the academy, where full governing body meetings are held six times a year, usually on a Wednesday morning.

Working closely with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors, the successful candidate will assume overall responsibility for the smooth running of the governing body. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record as an experienced Clerk and experience of clerking in the education sector will be a distinct advantage.

An interest in supporting the academies on their journey of improvement is essential. We welcome and actively encourage visits to the academy by prospective applicants. To arrange a visit or for an informal discussion about the role, contact Ruth Allen, Chair of Governors at

Start date: As soon as possible

The National Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. An enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required from the successful candidate.

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