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Governor Opportunity

The Norton Knatchbull Academy Trust is a selective boy’s grammar school, with girls admitted in 6th Form, situated near the centre of Ashford, Kent.  The school was originally founded in the reign of Charles 1 and has an unbroken record of offering an academically focussed education to boys in Ashford for over 380 years.  The current school roll is approaching 1200 children with 7 forms of entry after the Kent Test. The school is OFSTED rated GOOD.   

Ashford is one of the fastest growing towns in England and the school is now planning further expansion to provide additional places required to meet this extra demand and with a new Headmaster, Ben Greene, appointed from September 2019 the school is facing the future with confidence.

The Governing Body is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join an effective and cohesive Board of Governors to hold the executive leaders of the school to account for its educational performance, to shape the vision of the school and to set its strategic direction. Although governors are volunteers excellent support and development opportunities are provided through an induction process and full programme of training to suit individual experience and skills. There are also opportunities to work alongside experienced governors and to take on shared responsibility for an area of the school improvement plan.

While we do not expect you to be an expert in education and welcome governors from all walks of life to bring different perspectives and views, we would be interested to receive applications from individuals with senior educational leadership experience to fill one of the two vacant posts.

We are also interested in hearing from anyone with an interest, skills, experience or understanding in any of the following areas: marketing and communication; and HR and personnel management and development.

This is an opportunity for committed individuals to gain valuable experience outside their principal employment while contributing towards the school’s objective in providing a first- class education and learning environment for all its pupils.

All expressions of interest can be submitted using the proforma provided following which you will be invited to meet informally with two or three governors to discuss the role in more detail. Please forward your expression of interest by email to: LBondzieMensah@nks.kent.sch.uk


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