Tuesday 23rd October 2018.
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Tuesday 23rd October 2018.
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Letters and information
Tuesday 9th October 2018. 3:30-5:30pm.
Vacancy on Equals Trust Board of Directors
Equals Trust was two years old on 1 September, 2018. When the Trust was set up, we were very lucky to have a full complement of Directors, all with the skills we needed to support the strategic direction of the new organisation. Things inevitably change over two years and we currently have a vacancy on our Trust Board following the resignation of Alex Demetriou, who was our Community Director. Alex continues to be heavily involved in the work of the Trust as a Member and as a governor but holding three positions was not sustainable for him.
Directors are volunteers, but essential for the governance of the Trust. We are looking for an individual who will be able to support Equals Trust and our nine (soon to be ten) member schools, operating at a strategic rather than individual school level. The Board of Directors makes decisions that affect the whole Trust, including all member schools and the Central Trust Team. Directors are expected to attend a minimum of six meetings per year and may be asked to get involved in other aspects of the Board’s work.
We know that you are busy people, but we also recognise that you support your children’s learning and are dedicated to our schools and the communities they serve. We also know that you have a wealth of skills and experience that could support the Trust strategically. Therefore we would like to invite expressions of interest from parents who feel they could fill our Director vacancy.
If you would like to express an interest in our vacancy, I would welcome a letter from you that I can present to the Trust Board of Directors, which outlines the skills and experience you have. Our Community Director should have experience of talking to stakeholders and an understanding of how education fits into and can support communities. All applications should be sent to me at the address above by Monday 15 October, 2018. I will then work through them with a small group of directors and communicate with you regarding our next steps.
Equals Trust is a Trust based on a collaborative ethos, with children at the centre of all our decision making. We devolve a considerable proportion of decisions to local governing bodies and our Leadership Group, which comprises of all our headteachers and CEO. Directors are focussed on decisions that are made for the benefit of all schools across the Trust. If you would like any further information about the vacancy, please contact me on (0115) 9143211 (office), 07843 349746 (mobile), or firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
Catherine Cox (Mrs)
Trust Administration and Governance Manager
27 September, 2018
I am pleased to let parents know that Mrs Westmorland has agreed to step up to the role of Deputy Headteacher when Miss Seedhouse starts her maternity leave in the new year. Over the last 3 years, Mrs Westie has become an integral part of the leadership team at Crossdale, having gained valuable experience in a senior leadership role at her previous school. In her role as Head of school, Miss Seedhouse has always hugely valued the support of Mrs Ingle, Mr McKenna, Mrs Jones and other experienced teachers at Crossdale, all of whom will continue to work alongside Mrs Westie and Mr Cresswell to ensure the coming year has as many highlights as recent years.
We are currently finalising arrangements to recruit a new teacher who will work in the Year 2 class with Mrs Westie, allowing Mrs Westie time to focus on her Deputy Headteacher role. We will keep you updated as we progress these arrangements.
Miss Seedhouse will leave big shoes to fill! However, Governors and I are delighted that we have such a skilled, experienced and committed team already in place to take up the reins and keep Crossdale moving forward until Miss Seedhouse returns to her post.
Thank you to everyone who has helped to create a wonderful morning raising money for Macmillan.
Read the letter below for information about how we monitor attendance at Crossdale.
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