Governor Peter Symonds College
20 days ago
This is a rare opportunity for two Governors to join the Board of the historic Peter Symonds College in Winchester. The college provides outstanding 16 -19 education across Hampshire. Entrepreneurial in spirit you will bring skills and experience in finance, innovation or the creative arts to further enhance our students’ excellent academic outcomes and engagement in enrichment activities.
Who we are looking for
We are seeking governors who intrinsically value high-quality education and bring strategic leadership skills to support our non-executive governing board and our executive leadership team.
With a sound knowledge of governance you will be confident in contributing to a wide-ranging discussion to evaluate impact and ensure the objectives set out in our 2019-22 strategic plan are achieved.
With ambition to excel further, we will continue to develop exceptional teaching and learning opportunities for our students. Equally important however is our focus on pastoral care, inclusive approach and additional support for our 70 boarding students. The governing board encourages a wide-ranging enrichment programme which offers new and inspiring experience for students.
We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates – in particular those who can demonstrate financial expertise or who possess a creative mindset, perhaps have a background in culture and the arts. In addition you will demonstrate the motivation and capacity to prepare for, and attend, five main board meetings a year at the college and there will be an expectation to join a relevant committee which meet remotely.
We are committed to ensuring that our Board is increasingly reflective of the diverse communities and students the college serves. We therefore strongly encourage people from under-represented groups and backgrounds, including those from Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities, to come forward and help us create a more diverse and inclusive culture.
The Role of the Governor
Governors are voluntary non-executive directors of the college. At Peter Symonds you will join a collegiate board, led by the Chair Amanda Storey to oversee the strategic direction of the college, ensure effective oversight of standards and performance from a quality curriculum offer, and to ensure financial stability and mitigation of risk.
There is an important distinction to be drawn between these responsibilities and that of day-to-day management of the college. The board establishes and maintains the framework within which the college functions with the Principal and CEO, Sara Russell and executive leaders being accountable for the effective management of the college. Our governors provide support and act as a critical friend to Sara and her team.
The Board is ultimately accountable for the proper use of public funds and will abide by the Nolan Principles of Public Life.
Closing Date: Monday 8th November 2021
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