Middleton Cheney Primary Academy (MCPA).

Looking to recruit new governors to join their newly restructured governing body.

MCPA is a large village primary school with approximately 400 pupils and  35 teaching/support staff. The academy is part of the PRIME7 Multi Academy Trust (MAT) of which Chipping Warden Primary Academy and Kings Sutton Primary Academy are also members. They work collaboratively to improve and maintain teaching standards and education across the MAT.

The Local Governing Body (LGB) is made up of Parent Governors, Staff representatives and Community Governors. They seek to work closely with the MAT Board (the MCPA Chair is currently also a Director of the MAT). The LGB is involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school. In order to be an effective governor it is important that you are able to both represent the views the local community and consider these in relation to the priorities and needs of the school. Consequently it is important that governors are able to spend time at the school in order to develop their understanding and make informed decisions. Meetings are held once each half term, usually starting at 6/6.30pm and lasting approximately two hours. Additionally you will need to visit the school, read and consider reports and policies. There will also be governor training sessions for you to attend. Being a Governor is a serious commitment, but it can be very rewarding.

To arrange an informal discussion, please contact Carolyn Hay (Chair of Governors) at chair.governors@mcpa.org.uk. To apply, please submit a covering letter and supporting statement (no more than 500 words) to chair.governors@mcpa.org.uk.

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