Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic First School has been ably supported over the years by a dedicated group of Academy Representatives (formerly known as Governors). We are looking for new Academy Representatives to join and support the Headteacher, staff and pupils in continuing to achieve and improve the good education here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The School Academy Body requires a variety of people, including those who may have experience in Education, Health and Safety, Accountancy, Commerce or Governance, although this is not a prerequisite.

We currently have vacancies for three Foundation Academy Representatives. As a Catholic school, with Christ at the Centre, Foundation Academy Representatives must be practising Catholics.  We are also looking to recruit one Parent Academy Representative.  There is no requirement for Parent Representatives to be of the Catholic faith.

Academy Representatives attend meetings, usually held in school in the evenings, termly, during term time, to provide support and challenge in all key areas of school development. Training courses, including a planned induction, are provided by the Diocese and outside agencies to help the Representatives in their role. Our Lady of Mount Carmel also provides Academy Representatives with access to online training.

The Safeguarding Policies of Our Lady of Lourdes MAC, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Arch-Diocese of Birmingham require Academy Representatives to hold an enhanced DBS check which will be undertaken by the school.

If you would like to know more about the role or you would like to nominate yourself/another person (with their permission), please contact me via jkembery@lourdesmac.org.uk

In order to ensure a fair process, all expressions of interest must be made by 12 noon on Monday 15th October 2018.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Jane Kembery

Chair of the Academy Representatives

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