Adventure Learning Academies Trust

Governance

Drive Team Application

The academy’s Drive Team welcomes the involvement of parents who hold good knowledge of the local community surrounding the academy, are enthusiastic to support the learning of young people in the academy and who are willing to undertake some basic training to support them in their role.

All Drive Team members will be expected to:

Support provided for Drive Team members

We appreciate that attendance at Drive Teams will need time and commitment from individual members and therefore to try and provide some support members will receive:

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of your academy Drive Team, please carefully read the Drive Team Terms of Reference and the ‘Terms of the role’ at the end of this page before completing the below application form.

Drive Team Application Form

  • Name of pupil
  • Seconder Details

    Please provide details of a Seconder who can vouch for your skills and experience.
  • Name of pupil
  • Applicant's Statement

  • I hereby submit my application and confirm my willingness to undergo appropriate child protection screening checks.

Terms of the role

Contributing to the growth and development of a school and seeing tangible improvements in the attainment and well-being of children and young people is a satisfying and important contribution to a local community.

The role of the Drive Team is to support school improvement working with the Principal to achieve this. The team may be made up of representatives from the community, parents, staff and pupils and will work on actions and priorities identified through the RIG. Link governors within this group will spend time in schools looking at identified aspect of the school and reporting back to the ARC group, via the RIG using a standard reporting template. This does not include making judgements on the quality of teaching.

Two parent representatives from the Drive teams across the Trust will be elected to sit on the regional ARC group.

Link governors will also engage with pupils through school visits or via the school council and use school visits to look independently at a school without direct intervention from the Principal. These visits do not involve making judgements on the quality of teaching. This is not a role of a Link governor.

This position is a voluntary position. Necessarily incurred expenses such as travel will be reimbursed. The majority of employers value voluntary activity of this nature as contributing to their corporate social responsibility and acknowledge the benefit to the individual in terms of professional development and many provide facilities to support such volunteering. Activity is expected to involve at least one meeting every term (3 times per year) to participate in a meeting (in person or via conference call) plus associated preparation time and will also involve additional time to support specific activities i.e. school visits.

Under current regulations, successful candidates will be identified as a Governor within the Trust’s Model of Governance and as such will be required to comply with Education Funding Agency (EFA) requirements regarding declaration of Business Interests relevant to your activities and those of any close family members and these details will be published on the Trust’s website.

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