Wanted: exceptional leader for next stage of school's journey

October 06 2017

SIR Bernard Lovell Academy in Oldland Common is seeking a chair of governors.

SIR Bernard Lovell Academy in Oldland Common is seeking a chair of governors.
The popular local secondary school is part of the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust and has its own local governing body.
The academy saw greatly improved exam results this summer and its new principal Dean Anderson has a proven track record. This puts SBL in a strong position to move forward with the support of the trust, governors, staff and families.
Andrea Arlidge, chief executive of Wellsway MAT, said the role of chair would be hugely rewarding.
“It is a chance to have a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of young people in our area,” she said. “We are a local trust, committed to working together for the benefit of everyone in our care.
“Each school has unique characteristics and it is the job of the chairs to uphold those, while also collaborating with the trust and the schools within it to ensure that we provide the very best education for all the young people and families we serve.”
Malcolm Broad, chair of another governing body in the trust, added: “The trust takes care of finance, buildings and HR, which leaves the governors free to focus on education. We look at attendance, achievement and attainment and provide support and robust challenge to the head teacher.
“Being a governor brings opportunities for personal and professional development, especially as chair, which is an important leadership role.  It is very satisfying to help a school grow, and being part of a growing academy trust is exciting. Of course, training and coaching is provided for all aspects of the job.”
To find out more about the school, visit www.slblearning.org.uk