PLEASE SEE THE NEWS SECTION BELOW FOR CHANGES TO SCHOOL GOVERNANCE FROM SEPTEMBER 2022 AND HOW YOU CAN BECOME A SCHOOL ADVOCATE.
We are very fortunate in our supportive Local Governing Board. It is made up of staff, parents and community representatives, all with one aim – to ensure that the school provides effective and purposeful educational experiences for all pupils.
Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Julie Nicholls who can be contaced via the Two Gates Primary School Office.
Our Governors’ Vision:
Supporting and challenging Leadership
Encouraging high standards of teaching and learning
Promoting the ‘whole child’
Keeping the ethos and values of the school alive
Making sure all children achieve their true potential and are safe and healthy
Local Governance at all schools within the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is changing:
In late 2021, The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership concluded a review of its governance practice and structures across the Partnership and its individual schools. The primary focus is on improving information flows as the ATLP grows and clearly defining the role of local school governance, which up to this point has been provided through Local Governing Bodies. As the governance needs have changed over the last five years, particularly due to impact of the pandemic and the ongoing centralisation of many functions previously managed by individuals schools, the Trust Board’s objective is to find a new way to maintain strong, meaningful links with ATLP schools and their communities. The new governance structure to be adopted in the 2022-23 Academic year supports this ethos with the introduction of the Governance and Consultation Network alongside the introduction of local School Advocates, who will provide specialist and targeted support in an advisory capacity to their school/group of schools and the Trust as a whole.
Each ATLP school / group of schools will be supported by 4 talented individuals, each of whom will provide advice and assistance in one of the specific areas listed below:
• Vulnerable Children
• Community engagement
• Support and Challenge
The introduction of the advocate roles and their associated trust-wide committees will replace the historic local school governor role and local governing bodies, and place a renewed emphasis on collective improvement and excellence across our family of schools. Through introducing specific responsibilities and remits for each advocate role, and as a result of advocates liaising with both their local school and their skillset peers in advocate committees,local schools and ATLP as a whole will benefit from increased communication opportunities between the Board and local levels to improve informed decision-making processes.
Two Gates School is currently seeking people to work with us as our school Advocates. We are looking for people who are excited to help us deliver the very best for our children, their families and our community. Advocates will be appointed for a term of 4 years and work closely with the school leadership to advance the opportunities for students and their schools, and help ensure the school is as strong as it can be. The roles require a time commitment of approximately 30-40 hours per year, broken down into meeting attendance, preparation, email/telephone communications and training.
We already have expressions of interest from current serving Governors for the ‘Safeguarding’, ‘Support and Challenge’ and Vulnerable Children Advocate roles, but are actively seeking individuals interested in the ‘community engagement’ advocate role.
Please click this link to the Recruitment pack for more details about the role and how to apply.