Exciting Opportunities at Windham!

Clerk to Governors

Grade: NJC SO1 (Spine Point 25) 

Part time: 15-18 hrs per month - £16.81 an hour, including leave allowance

 The governors of Windham Nursery School wish to appoint a highly organised and self-motivated clerk to join this school from September 2024. The clerk is accountable to the governing board, working effectively with the chair of governors, the headteacher and other governors.

The clerk to the governors will ensure the smooth running of the governing board; preparing and circulating agendas; collecting and distributing all relevant meeting documents; taking accurate and well-constructed minutes; giving administrative support; keeping records and up-to-date information on policies and date of reviews; coordinating the induction process of new governors; and providing procedural and legislative advice to the governing board. They must have excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills.

The clerk should have an interest in education, be reliable, proactive, efficient and well organised. The role will require good listening and interpersonal skills. You should be professional, friendly and approachable and able to deal with confidential matters.

This is a part time role, covering 6 full governing board meetings and 9 committee meetings per school year. Meetings are held in term time. Full governing board meetings are usually held in the evening (18:30-20:30), while committee meetings take place in the morning (9:00-12:00). The clerk is also expected to attend all relevant training events and clerk briefings.

The clerk is paid for hours worked on a monthly or termly basis and receives an included amount for leave. Hours payable include the whole meeting process (emails, calls and agenda preparation; writing up and distributing minutes) and attending regular training events. The total estimated hours for the current year are approximately 138.

Experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided as required. Please note that, although the role does not start until September, the successful candidate should be available to meet with the current clerk to allow for a smooth handover.

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd April 2024

The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS disclosure. Windham Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note only successful candidates will be notified. 


We require a Parent and Toddler Playgroup Manager (Maternity Cover)

Salary: Scale 5/6; approx.  £8,500 - £9,700 per annum

Start Date: 14th May 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Windham Nursery School. We are looking to employ a Playgroup Manager for our busy and vibrant playgroup. The ideal candidate will be an inspirational and hard-working individual that is able to lead a well-established playgroup. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, and caring with excellent communication and organisation skills. The new manager will support the development of this well-established service and have early years’ experience. With the desire to develop and promote high quality learning experiences for all children within an educational establishment. You should have a passion for working in early years and experience, knowledge and understanding of the current approach of learning through play.

This is a term time post working 12 hrs per week, 8.00am – 11am Tuesday - Friday (Possibility for Monday)

About our Nursery:

Our outstanding (Ofsted 2019) stand-alone maintained nursery school is within walking distance of the world-famous Kew Gardens. Our school has a 78-place mainstream nursery and a 15-place specialist provision for children with social and communication conditions, both for three- and four-year-olds. We also offer places to 32 two-year-old children in our separate provision.

We are looking for a Parent and Toddler Playgroup Manager that has:

• An NVQ Level 2/3 (desirable) – happy to support any future training
• Must be able to communicate effectively with children, staff, and parents.
• Must have good organisational and IT Skills.
• Must be able to plan and evaluate activities in the Parent and Toddler Groups.
• Must have the ability to meet confidentiality requirements


Safeguarding Statement

Windham Nursery School is committed to safeguarding recruitment in education procedures. All post holders are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

Can all applications be made to Terri Sigamoney on SBM@windham.richmond.sch.uk

We will accept statement letters, CV's and application forms for the above vacancies. 

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This school is committed to safeguarding recruitment in education procedures – all post holders are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

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