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More House School

School Governor and Trustee (non-executive) (Voluntary Position)

The board of governors seeks to appoint members of the board with extensive experience in one or more areas beneficial to the school’s practices and aims.  Those appointed will support the school’s leadership and governors in strategic forward planning.  Post-holders will be responsible, together with their fellow governors, for the overall governance of the charity, monitoring performance and securing compliance with statutory requirements, and for the development of the school’s aims and objectives.

About the Governing Board:

The board of governors comprises volunteers who serve as governors of the school, trustees of the charity and non-executive directors of the limited company. Those who serve as governors come from a range of professional backgrounds and experience so that they may provide guidance and strategic direction. The full governing body meets formally at least four times a year, and governors are invited to attend other school occasions.

In addition to attending and participating in meetings of the full governing body, governors are expected to be active within one or more of the governing board’s sub-committees, which meet separately as appropriate for each committee’s objectives. Governors act as ambassadors and advocates for the school, and must act independently in accordance with Charity law. For this reason, it is extremely unusual for the parent of a pupil currently on-roll to be appointed to serve on the board of governors. However, parents are encouraged to contact the Headmaster, or the Board directly, with recommendations for suitable candidates to serve on the board who are not parents of current pupils on the school's roll. 

The governors are responsible for the appointment of the headmaster, and for monitoring and supporting his performance and the quality of all aspects of the school's provision. As trustees of the charity, the governors are responsible for the charity’s assets.

About this Post:

The board of governors seeks to appoint members of the board with extensive experience in one or more areas beneficial to the school’s practices and aims. Those appointed will support the school’s leadership and governors in strategic forward planning. Post-holders will be responsible, together with their fellow governors, for the overall governance of the charity, monitoring performance and securing compliance with statutory requirements, and for the development of the school’s aims and objectives. Governors are expected to serve as a member of one or more sub-committees, and may potentially chair such a committee in time. All governors share responsibility with all adults in the school for the safeguarding of all children and young people, and for promoting the good name and values of the school.

Relationships:

  • The non-executive post-holder will report to the Chair of Governors and, as a trustee of the charity, is accountable to the Charity Commission.
  • The post-holder will be expected to work closely with, and support, fellow governors of the school, the Headmaster, Mr Jonathan Hetherington, the Bursar, Dr Lesley Roberts, and with other senior leaders or school staff as appropriate.

Person Specification:

The board of governors seeks an experienced professional who demonstrates genuine commitment to the aims and objectives of More House School and its model of educational provision, whilst also demonstrating independence from personal interests - applications from parents of pupils currently on the school's roll are therefore discouraged and are unlikely to be successful. With relevant professional qualifications and experience, successful applicants will be able to work closely and supportively within a team, and participate enthusiastically in strategic planning for the charity’s exciting future.

To Apply:

The Chair of Governors, Mr Sean Collins, invites interested candidates to complete an application form, available from the school office, or from hr@morehouseschool.co.uk. The school will not accept a curriculum vitae in place of an application form. Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview with members of the governing board’s Nominations and Appointments sub-committee.

Completed application forms should be submitted to Mrs Secker-Barker, the Headmaster’s PA, at hr@morehouseschool.co.uk or by post to:

More House School
Moons Hill
Frensham
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 3AP

Interested candidates are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school for an informal visit and to meet with the Headmaster and/or Chairman.

Those interested are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance and the receipt of satisfactory references. More House School is firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

More House School

Moons Hill, Frensham,
Farnham, Surrey,
GU10 3AP.

T: 01252 792303
E: schooloffice@morehouseschool.co.uk