Governor: Secondary Education Focus, Northamptonshire

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Wootton Park SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Voluntary
Contract term: Fixed Term

"Wootton Park School has "a chair of governors and a governing board who are committed to the vision and values of the school."

Paul Davies, National Governance Lead, July 2018"

Northampton Free School Trust is seeking an additional governor with a secondary education focus in order to build upon our committed and passionate team of governors, in line with our growing school.  

Having opened with two Reception and four Year 7 classes in September 2016 , Wootton Park School grows each year until it reaches its full capacity of 1,260 learners. 

The Governing Body has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Strategic planning
  • Admissions
  • Well-being and safeguarding
  • Curriculum
  • Employment
  • Premises
  • Finance and regulations
  • Stakeholder engagement

Governor interaction with learners takes place through a planned cycle of visits to the school which provides opportunities for Governors to talk with staff in their 'linked areas'. 

As a  member of the National Governance Association (NGA), we have huge ambition for our school. Governors have access to regular training opportunities along with guidance from the NGA.  

If you are inspired by this exceptional opportunity to join us at this early stage of our journey to excellence, we want to hear from you!

Recruitment Event

We will be hosting a staff recruitment event on 12th January at 10am to give prospective candidates the opportunity to meet with our Principal, Staff Members and Learners. This event is also open to potential school governors.

To book your place, please visit and enter code er2c2.

Wootton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-appointment suitability checks will be undertaken including: Identity, Right to Work, DBS, Section 128 check.   

We are an equal opportunities employer.  

Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage.

Wootton Park School reserves the right to close early on receipt of sufficient applications. 

To find out more about Wootton Park School, please visit us here:

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More about Wootton Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Wootton Hall Park, Wootton, Northamptonshire, NN4 0JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 931139
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