Be a Governor at Big Creative Academy, Walthamstow, London

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Big Creative AcademyWalthamstow, London

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Start date: Immediate start
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Voluntary
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Body at Big Creative Academy has an important role. Governors set the Academy’s strategy and drive it forward, they monitor the Academy’s finances to ensure public money is well spent and they hold the Principal to account.The Governing Body at Big Creative Academy has an important role. Governors set the Academy’s strategy and drive it forward, they monitor the Academy’s finances to ensure public money is well spent and they hold the Principal to account.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person working within law, finance or education to join our dedicated governing body. We would also like to hear from employers within the creative sector and local residents who are interested in joining our team.  We actively encourage Governors to challenge the status quo, think innovatively and provide creative solutions. We are a small governing body and drive effective change.

VOCATIONAL + CHARACTER EDUCATION = SUCCESS FOR LIFE

Big Creative Academy is a post-16 free school specialising in the creative industries. We believe that teaching skills employers want and empowering young people to think reflectively enables positive outcomes for students and our wider community. We have high expectations of our staff and students and want to be recognised as one of the leading providers of vocational programmes in the creative arts. It is a new and exciting project and we have big plans.

We’re different because of our ‘real world’ approach. Our teaching staff have their own record labels, fashion labels, are practising musicians and actors with buckets of industry experience to pass onto our young people. Learners understand the resilience it takes to succeed and the relationships you have to build. Please have a look at our website bigcreative.education

Big Creative Academy's Achievements so far:

  • Students progress to Russell Group universities and prestigious conservatoires
  • 50% of our students going to HE are the first in their family to do so
  • Big Creative Academy is proud to be a DfE best practice school for LGBT+
  • Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’
  • Students have won regional and national competitions in music and film

Interested in becoming a governor?  

Serving on a governing body is an incredibly rewarding experience – we all share the passion staff and students have for high performance, delivering education in a unique way.  There are three meetings per year plus one away day in the summer.

For an informal conversation about the role please call Victoria Spence (Clerk) on 0208 498 3304. If you wish to apply please send a CV and covering letter to victoria.spence@bigcreative.education.

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Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: Big Creative Education Campus, Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow, London, E17 6HL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 498 3300
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