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We are currently recruiting to the role of ACET Governance Professional and updating ACET Governance documentation. It is our intention that this section of the website is fully updated by the end of December 2023. Thank you for your patience - if you do have any questions regarding ACET Governance, please email:  governance@astoncetrust.org and the CEO will respond to you, thank you.

ACET wants its academies to be at the centre of their communities; to retain and develop their own unique character and local community links and are looking for committed members of the community to join our academies as Governors listed below:    

Rotherham:

  • Aughton Junior Academy
  • Brookfield Junior Academy
  • Listerdale Junior Academy
  • Thurcroft Junior Academy

What does the role of a Governor involve:

We are looking for Governors who have an interest in the academy and in the welfare of the pupils, together with the time and willingness to get involved.

Each academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB) which meets every half term. LGB have delegated responsibilities for:

  • Ensuring the quality of educational provision
  • Challenging and monitoring the performance of the academy
  • Supporting the principal in the management of staff
  • Ensuring good financial health and probity of the Voluntary Funds

Time & Commitment to the role

  • Each academy’s LGB meet every half term (5 meetings in total) which is usually 2 hours in duration (includes Governor Training held directly after each meeting).
  • In addition to attendance at the meeting, Governors may be asked to take on a specific responsibility such as: Quality of Education, Behaviour & Attitudes including Attendance, Exclusions, Rewards & Sanctions.
  • Governors are also invited to attend academy events such as: Awards Assemblies and Evenings, Graduations. Our academies also welcome the support of Governors during trips/visits and reading with pupils.

Employees can get time off work for certain public duties as well as their normal holiday entitlement which includes being a School Governor (for more information please visit:  https://www.gov.uk/time-off-work-public-duties)

How to apply

If you are interested in joining one of our academies LGB, please complete an application form and return to ACET Governance Professional.

governance@astoncetrust.org

ACET House, 66 Holderness Drive, Aston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 2BH

Should you have any questions, please contact, Rebecca Scutt (ACET CEO) via governance@astoncetrust.org

Safeguarding

ACET is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants should read our safeguarding Policy and Safer Recruitment Policy, which are available on the ‘policy’ section of our academy websites.

It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are barred from working with children. This post will involve regular contact with children, and therefore is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions, cautions or bind-over orders which for any other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. Any information that is “protected” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 will not appear on a DBS certificate and does not need to be declared. Guidance on this can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration related to their criminal record or any information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Additional checks in relation to the Childcare Disqualification Regulations will be undertaken for successful candidates to junior academies. If you have lived or worked outside of the UK, additional information may be required from you to satisfy safer recruitment checks.

Equality

ACET is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity throughout the recruitment process. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and your application will be assessed purely on your ability to do the job.

We undertake to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face. Where required, we will make reasonable adjustments to the selection process for an applicant with a disability.

‘You do not have to be a parent/carer to become a School Governor, support your local community by sharing your knowledge and experience’

‘Being a Governor will enable you to contribute to the education of all our pupils, and support the development and success of your local academy’