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Parent Governor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor. Parent governors are elected by and from the parents of children currently attending our school.  They serve a four-year term of office and bring a very important and valued perspective to the work of the governing body.


The governing body has a vital role to play in making sure every child receives the best possible education. This is achieved by ensuring that governors have the necessary skills and commitment to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.  The particular skills that governing bodies need will vary and will include personal qualities and capabilities, such as the ability and willingness to learn and work as part of a team.  It is expected that governors will make use of the various training opportunities available to them and play a full part in the work of the governing body.


Most governing body meetings are held once a half term on Tuesday evening at 5pm and are usually last from 2 hours to 2.5 hours; training sessions are usually incorporated into these meetings, although some additional online training is also required.  It’s not all meetings, normally governors do have the opportunity to come into the school to see the work that is going on and are often invited to join in events and celebrations.


Whilst previous experience of school governance is useful, this is by no means a pre-requisite for this role as full support and induction training is provided.  Most importantly, we seek a parent governor who has a passion for the inclusive education that Bassett Green Primary School provides and is keen to work in a supportive but challenging way with the Senior Leadership of the school, to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality education for children of families in our local community.


Please note Governors are required to complete a short application form and are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


If you are interested in becoming a governor and wish to discuss this, please contact Vikki Maxwell on Applications will need to be submitted by 12.00 noon on Friday 5th February 2021.

Clerk to Governors

Salary:                      Grade 6 Scale point 12

                              £11.98 per hour remunerated monthly


Position:                 Permanent, unfixed hours (approximately 120 hours per year)


Start date:              As soon as possible


Closing date:           Open

Bassett Green is a large, richly diverse and inclusive Primary School. We are seeking a Clerk to provide administrative support to our Governing Board and Chair of Governors. This is a crucial role to help the Governors carry out their responsibilities and to play their part in supporting the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in the drive to ensure that all pupils receive the best possible education and experience at Bassett Green.

The main responsibilities of the role include providing advice, support and guidance to the Governing Board and effective administration of Board and Committee meetings (as outlined in the attached job description and person specification). Essential are excellent ICT and literacy skills and the ability to write accurate minutes. A person who is self-motivated and meticulous, who takes professional pride in performing all aspects of their work to a consistently high standard will enjoy this role.  A flexible approach to working hours is required to be available at times of Governing Board meetings (currently 8 per year 5.00-7.30 on Tuesdays) and for any additional ad hoc meetings and panels.

You will be able to support and build a working relationship with the new Chair of Governors who will take over the role from 1st January 2021. Training and development opportunities are freely available.

The present Chair of Governors, Maureen Smith would be happy to provide more information ( Thank you for your interest - we look forward to receiving your application form (attached).

[Note: An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful applicant] 

Job Title:      Pastoral Leader


Contract:         Permanent


Pay Scale:        MPS


Working Time:  Full time as specified within the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.


Responsible to:  Headteacher


Start date:    April 2021 or as soon as possible


Bassett Green Primary School is on a school improvement journey and we are making good progress to ensure the best education and quality of care for all our children.  We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, creative and motivated pastoral leader. Currently in Covid times, we have seven children in nurture provision all day.  In usual times, the provision would be for the morning and during the afternoon pastoral interventions would be carried out across the school, alongside the pastoral team to support our children’s social and emotional development.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:


  • A passionate drive to ensure the best for the pupils and their education as well as a keenness to contribute positively to the whole school. 
  • The ability to inspire and motivate children and build strong relationships with all children and adults
  • A passion and commitment to help children make accelerated progress
  • Valuing children and have an understanding of how they best learn
  • A sense of humour and a sense of fun
  • An ambition for your own professional development and that of others
  • An understanding of childhood experiences and the effect that this can have on them
  • Recognition of the importance of removing barriers, working with pupils individually and providing supportive intervention in a calm, respectful and caring manner.


If you enjoy school improvement, want to make a difference to all our children and develop your leadership of a small pastoral team, then Bassett Green is the place for you.


We are a Bassett Green family and can offer you:


  • A school ethos where staff, children, parents and families are valued.
  • An ambitious, forward thinking and supportive team of staff and senior leaders.
  • A vibrant, multi-cultural working environment.
  • The chance to be part of an exciting school improvement journey, which will make a real impact and change the life chances of children in our community.
  • Extensive opportunities for professional development both in-house and across our Co-Operative Trust- Aspire. 
  • A family ethos where everyone’s well-being is important, with a wellbeing package available to all staff.


Application Procedure:

This vacancy will be subject to SCC Safer Recruitment procedures, including an enhanced DBS check.  Please contact the Headteacher Charlotte Stillwell via email ( if you would like to discuss the role in more detail, or to arrange a virtual tour of the school.


Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 14th December 2020


Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Dates are to be confirmed. For further information, an Application form, Job Description and Person Specification please see the attached files.

To submit an application, please complete the application form and email it to


Volunteer Vacancies

We are always keen to welcome volunteers to our school to support our children in their learning.   Volunteer opportunities can be flexible to fit around your work, study or family commitments, and you can make a commitment to help for a certain number of days, weeks or terms.


Current Vacancies - Reading Volunteers


We are currently recruiting volunteers to support with reading in school. Reading volunteers will be working 1:1 with children to listen to children read, support with phonics skills, and check reading comprehension. Volunteers will work under the direction of the class teacher.  The minimum commitment for this volunteer role will be one hour each week.  Please complete the Volunteering Form below to find out more.


Current Vacancies - Work Experience Placement


We support work experience placements for KS4/5 students, as well as those looking to apply for teacher training.  Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications at peak times, and may not be able to accommodate all requests. If you would like to apply for a work experience placement, please complete the Volunteering and Work Experience From below.

Volunteering and Work Experience Application Form


If you are interested in volunteering at Bassett Green Primary School, please complete the form below and send it to Helen Brown either via the school office, or at