Clerk to Local Governing Body - Whipton Barton Federation

Whipton Barton Federation is part of the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust, a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 18 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every student, regardless of background. Our priority is to ensure that our pupils, regardless of social-economical background can learn, thrive and be successful. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our students.

Whipton Barton Federation has a strong sense of belonging and community.  It has two schools and a nursery working as one to serve the children and community of Whipton.

The Clerk to the Local Governing Body (LGB) provides high quality administrative and organisational support to the School Governors, including the preparation of agendas and meeting papers, taking accurate minutes of meetings and maintaining the LGB’s administrative and organisational records. You will have a key role in facilitating the recruitment and induction of new Governors, and promoting Governor training opportunities.

With the support of the Clerk to the Trust, you will also provide expert guidance and advice to the LGB on governance legislation, procedures and to ensure compliance. You will be accountable to the Chair of Governors and will work closely with the Headteacher.

You should have excellent communication and organisational skills. You will be self-motivated, flexible, and able to work under your own initiative and to manage deadlines.  The ability to remain impartial and maintain confidentiality is essential.

Experience of clerking or working in a similar administrative role is desirable. The role will involve taking minutes at LGB meetings throughout the year, some of which will take place after the school day or in the evenings.  These are currently held remotely via Microsoft Teams, but will revert to face-to-face meetings in the future.

If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.  For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, please contact Melody Floyde, Clerk to the Trust, at or 07920 501658.

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 23rd April 2021

Interview Date: 4th May 2021

All applications should be made by completing the Trust application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role and should be submitted to by midday on the closing date.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the Ted Wragg Trust website

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.  This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.