“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
We are looking for committed individuals from the communities surrounding our schools, and from all walks of life and backgrounds to join our Schools Standards Boards. We are looking for those who can share their viewpoints, experience, expertise, skills and fresh ideas to enhance the opportunities for our children and families within the community.
We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity for you to join one our School Standards Boards (SSB) across the GLF Trust for a four year period. As an SSB member, you will contribute to and monitor school’s development plans, which is focus on the key improvement priorities for each school. SSBs are also the Trust Board’s interface with key stakeholders: parents, staff and the community. You will be involved in gathering and responding to feedback from parents and staff, and developing and maintaining community links.
SSB members provide regular feedback to the Trust Board on performance and feedback from stakeholders, contributing to the overall improvement of the Trust. SSBs also have the opportunity to influence the strategy of the Trust as a whole.
Excellent training and support is provided and you don't need education experience.
GLF Schools comprises 41 schools over 5 regions and 7 LA's with 34 primaries and 7 secondaries. Each region has access to a regional team that support our schools financially, operationally and with all HR/people matters. We would welcome applications from candidates located in any of our 3 regions, listed below:
West and Oxfordshire - Camberley, Sunbury, Wokingham, Lightwater, Banbury, Didcot
Central - West Ewell, Cheam, Banstead, Epsom
South East - Wandsworth, Croydon, Caterham, Merstham, Salfords, Crawley, Horsham
Please indicate in your supporting statement which region/schools are of particular interest to you.
What we are looking for
We are looking for individuals who:
- think strategically, and is able to contribute to the development of the schools priorities,
- are able to listen, reflect and learn from a range of viewpoints
- are able to establish clear expectations for school leaders
- have the ability to analyse and interpret data and statistics
- have the confidence to ask questions and challenge school leaders in an appropriate way
Being a member of the School Standards Board is a rewarding one, where you will gain insight into the workings of our schools and play a part in improving outcomes for every pupil. Our vision is that we will instil aspiration and high expectations to empower every child to become a successful citizen of the world through excellence in all that we do. Everything the SSB do has a role to play to make our vision a reality for pupils.
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of their own local community, yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.
Being a member of the SSB does require time commitment. SSB's meet formally once per half term (6 meetings across the academic year) and follow an annual work plan. You are also required to attend training and undertake school visits relevant to your areas of responsibility. While being a member of the SSB is a voluntary role, you will be able to claim for travel expenses if needed.
Although this role is voluntary, our SSB members are priceless to us at GLF Schools.
We would love to hear from you if you are looking to give something back to your community and ultimately support our schools to deliver the very best outcomes for our children.
Please note, this is a rolling advert, as we are always keen to hear from people. Once you have submitted your application form, you will hear from a member of the recruitment team.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.