Current Vacancies

CLASS TEACHER for parallel class due to expansion – Ideal start date September 2018

Salary £21,500 to £24,440 depending on experience. Attractive tuition fee discount, pension scheme and commitment to CPD.

As the parallel classes will start with very small numbers, initially some of the subject lessons will be combined. This necessitates an ability to closely collaborate with the parallel teacher. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Class Teacher for our thriving Lower School. Candidates should have an approved Steiner Waldorf Teaching Qualification or equivalent appropriate experience.

Essential:

  • excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team; in the current situation, especially with the parallel Class Teacher
  • a commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and wellbeing of children.
  • enthusiasm
  • experience teaching this age group in a school setting
  • experience of Steiner Waldorf education;
  • the ability to inspire and relate to children.

Desirable: 

  • experience in successful teaching
  • Steiner teacher qualification / BEd / PGCE

Candidates will need to demonstrate a high standard of teaching including the ability to motivate and inspire learning in the classroom. Candidates should also have a flexible, positive attitude to work with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2018. We reserve the right to close applications early for the right candidates, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Wynstones School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers, and a DBS criminal record check at the enhanced level and compliance with Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (eligibility to work in the UK).

All enquiries and applications to:

Recruitment
Wynstones School, Church Lane
Whaddon, Gloucester GL4 0UF

recruitment@wynstones.com

 

Clerk to the Wynstones trustee body

Immediate Start. The work is mainly during term time.

A twice termly evening meeting (5pm until 7pm) plus twice termly weekday meetings (9am until 4pm).

The above commitment plus meeting preparation and follow up/administration work will be required.

Approx.130 hours per year

Main purpose of role is to:

Provide advice to the trustee body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. The new regulations require trustee bodies to have regard to advice from the clerk in regards to exercising the trustee body functions:

  • Provide effective administrative support to the trustee body and its
  • Ensure the trustee body is properly constituted
  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements

Main responsibilities and tasks

The clerk to the trustee body will:

  • Provide advice to the trustee body
  • Advise the trustee body on governance legislation and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after meetings
  • Act as the first point of contact for trustees with queries on procedural matters;
  • Have access to appropriate legal advice, support and guidance, and where necessary seek advice and guidance from third parties on behalf of the trustee body;
  • Inform the trustee body of any changes to its responsibilities as a result of a change in school status or changes in the relevant legislation
  • Offer advice on best practice in governance, including on committee structures and self- evaluation
  • Ensure that statutory policies are in place, and are revised when necessary, with the assistance of staff
  • Advises on the annual calendar of trustee body meetings and tasks
  • Send new trustees induction materials and ensure they have access to appropriate documents, including any agreed Code of Practice
  • Contribute to the induction of trustees taking on new roles, in particular chair or chair of a committee (working with the school on safe recruitment practise)
  • Effective administration of meetings

With the chair and management team prepare a focused agenda for the trustee body meeting and committee meeting

  • Liaise with those preparing papers to make sure they are available on time, and distribute the agenda and papers as required by legislation or other regulations;
  • Ensure meetings are quorate
  • Record the attendance of trustees at meetings (and any apologies – whether they have been accepted or not), and take appropriate action in relation to absences, including advising absent trustees of the date of the next meeting
  • Draft minutes of trustee body meetings, indicating who is responsible for any agreed action with timescales, and send drafts to the chair and (if agreed by the trustee body), the school management team.
  • Circulate the reviewed draft to all trustees (members of the committee), the school management team and other relevant body, such as the local authority/diocese/foundation/trust as agreed by the trustee body and within the timescale agreed with the trustee body
  • Follow-up any agreed action points with those responsible and inform the chair of progress
  • Membership

Advise trustees and appointing bodies in advance of the expiry of a trustees term of office, so elections or appointments can be organised in a timely manner;

  • Chair that part of the meeting at which the chair is elected, giving procedural advice concerning conduct of this and other elections
  • Maintain a register of trustee pecuniary interests and ensure the record of trustees’ business interests is reviewed regularly and lodged within the school;
  • Ensure Disclosure and Barring (DBS) has been carried out on any governor when it is appropriate to do so in line with Safe Recruitment process.
  • Maintain a record of training undertaken by members of the trustee body; and
  • Maintain trustee meeting attendance records and advise the chair of potential disqualification through lack of attendance
  • Advise the trustee body on succession planning (of all roles, not just the chair)
  • Manage Information
  • Maintain up to date records of the names, addresses and category of trustee body members and their term of office, and inform the trustee body and any relevant authorities of any changes to its membership
  • Maintain copies of current terms of reference and membership of any committees and working parties and any nominated trustees g. Child-protection, SEND
  • Maintain a record of signed minutes of meetings in school, and ensure copies are sent to relevant bodies on request and are published as agreed at meetings;
  • Maintain records of trustee body correspondence
  • Ensure copies of statutory policies and other school documents approved by the trustee body are kept in the school and published as agreed, for example, on the website
  • Personal Development
  • Undertake appropriate and regular training and development to maintain his/her knowledge and improve practice
  • Keep up-to-date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance
  • Participate in regular performance management
  • Additional Services

The clerk may be asked to undertake the following additional duties:

  • Clerk any statutory appeal committees/panels the trustee body is required to convene: if the clerk is not contracted to set up and clerk these panels, the trustee body will have to make an alternative arrangement
  • Assist with the elections of parent and staff trustees
  • Participate in, and contribute to the training of trustees in areas appropriate to the clerking role
  • Maintain a file of relevant Department for Education (DfE), local authority and church authorities (if appropriate) guidance documents
  • Maintain archive materials
  • Prepare briefing papers for the trustee body, as necessary
  • Conduct skills audits and advise on training requirements and the criteria for appointing new trustees relevant to vacancies
  • Perform such other tasks as may be determined by the trustee body from time to time

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £1,300.00 /year

 

Application Form

recruitment@wynstones.com.

Wynstones School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers, and a DBS criminal record check at the enhanced level and compliance with Sections 15-25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (eligibility to work in the UK).

 

Recruitment

Wynstones School

Church Lane

Whaddon, Gloucester GL4 0UF

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Unfortunately we are unable to take speculative applications.

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Volunteer Application Form

 

All enquiries and applications to: 01452 429225 or email recruitment@wynstones.com