This Week 10th December 2018

The structure of the Trust has been in place for several years as we steer the proposal for the new school along the labyrinthine road from need to reality. As we now look forward to opening in September 2019, we have been reviewing the Trust structure as it becomes the governing body of the school. Represented on the Governing Body will be Roundwood Park, St Georges, Sir John Lawes, University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research. We currently have vacancies for two Community Governors. The opportunity for parents of students to become governors will follow in the new year.

We are looking for Governors with a variety of skills, including the following areas:

• Legal
• Property and estates management

It is desirable but not essential for any applicant to have recent secondary school governance experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us before the school opens, helping to shape the school as it grows. There is a significant time commitment required of school governors and possibly even more for a new school. It’s approximately 2-3 hours a week. There will be some evening meetings plus meeting preparation time and regular training. There will also be a need to carry out school visits (1-2 per term) during school time.

All governors will adhere to the 7Nolan Principles of Public Life. For further information on being a school volunteer governor, please see:

If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete the application form electronically which is available from the Governor Vacancies page and send to:

The closing date for applications is Monday 7th January. Applicants will be reviewed by the Trust, and may be invited to interview.