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Welcome to the Vacancies page. We currently have one position on offer:

1. Clerk to the Governing Body


Position 1 Clerk to the Governing Body
Scale: (see below)
Start date: Immediately

The Spinney Primary School Governors are looking to appoint a Clerk to work with them through an exciting period of change. The Spinney is an outstanding primary school, a National Teaching School and the lead school of the Kite Teaching School Alliance and we are currently looking to form a Multi Academy Trust with partner schools.

The Clerk to the Governors will be expected to:

  • Provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional and procedural matters
  • Provide effective administration of governor meetings and other governance matters
  • Manage Information for the governing body in accordance with legal requirements
  • Liaise with Chair of Governors and Committees, the Headteacher, the School Business Manager and IT Manager at the school.

The successful candidate will have excellent administrative, interpersonal and communication skills. They will understand the need to maintain confidentiality and to remain impartial. They should have a flexible approach to working hours and be committed to professional development. The Clerk will be able to access Training Courses provided by the Cambs School Governance Team for free. It will be essential for the successful candidate to attend the Introductory Training for Clerks if not already experienced and regular Clerks Briefings which occur every term. Experience is not essential as full training and support will be provided.


Closing date: Monday 2 October 2017
Interviews: Week beginning 9th October 2017
Attachments: (None)

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"I am always happy to work at The Spinney - the children are enthusiastic, hardworking and well mannered. From my very first visit I was made to feel very welcome by all the staff and pupils." Supply teacher

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged, we guarantee a friendly welcome!

Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter and should be addressed to the headteacher Mrs R Snape. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The Spinney is a happy and welcoming Group 2 village school on the South East outskirts of Cambridge, age range 4-11, described in its last Ofsted report as 'an outstanding school where pupils thrive in both their academic and personal development' where 'the children's positive behaviour is exceptional' (OFSTED 2008/9).

Achievements include the Active Mark, the National Healthy Schools standard, and participation in the Safer Routes to School project. We are committed to ensuring a full and supportive induction.

The Spinney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.