Avenue School

Clerk to Governors, Reading

Location: Reading RG30 4BZ

Salary: NJC pay scale 11 – 18 (£10.97 – £12.60 per hour)

Working Pattern: Part time • Permanent • Required as soon as possibleApproximately five hours per week

Closing date: 9 March 2020


Would you like to make a difference to the lives of pupils with special educational needs? If so, get in touch!

The Avenue School is a day school for pupils aged 2 – 19 years with complex special needs, including those with significant health needs and autism.

The governors of this outstanding special needs school are looking to appoint an external candidate who is experienced, methodical and enthusiastic to join our team as Clerk to Governors. The prospective candidate must be a good communicator who works well on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Duties will include:
•Liaising with Governors and the school.
•Preparing agendas and attending full governing body meetings (held in the mornings starting at 08:30am).
•Occasionally attending extra meetings with the Head Teacher and Chair/Vice Chair of Governors.
•Minute taking and maintaining accurate records.
•Following up on actions raised at meetings.
•Administrative support.
•Providing an effective induction for newly appointed Governors.
•Maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.
•Providing advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
•Ensuring that governor information on the school website is accurate and compliant.
•Attending local authority governor training.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please call the school reception to arrange an appointment on 0118 937 5554.


Application packs are available on the school website.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 9 March 2020.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Safeguarding our pupils is our priority.

Avenue School
Conwy Close, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG30 4BZ
Tel: 01189 375 554 • Fax: 01189 375 558
Headteacher: Symon Cooke