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Do you want to become a School Governor at The Hayes?

We are currently looking for a Co-Opted Governor to join our Governing Body. A Co-Opted Governor is a person appointed by the governing body and who, in the opinion of the governing body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.


School Governors make a positive contribution to children’s education by offering supportive challenge to help raise standards and monitor resources effectively. They work as a team and come from a wide variety of backgrounds to add value to school life by offering their skills, expertise and time.


Being a Governor at The Hayes Primary School is rewarding

The Hayes Primary School is in Kenley, committed to raising educational standards. We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of children and are willing to share their experience in our wonderful school.


Preferable skills and competencies

We are looking for a dedicated individual who can offer their knowledge and expertise in one or more of these areas; education, finance, human resources, health and safety, communications or managing premises. If you have a passion for improving the life chances of children and can offer supportive challenge to the leadership of our school to help us to fulfil our vision, we need you! Governors do not need any formal qualifications but must be aged 18 years and over.


Ofsted, January 2018 – we are a GOOD school

Please look at our most recent Ofsted report which is on our website. Below are a few quotes about Leadership and Management which also relate to the Governing Body:

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
*Your evaluation and development plans have brought about improvements that have rapidly made a positive impact by improving the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress and outcomes.
*You established a new set of school values, characterised by the phrase ‘To be the best you can be’. Staff, parents and governors stated that these values have been influential in establishing a new direction for the school.

*Parents are overwhelmingly positive. They feel confident in your leadership and know that you are readily available.

*The governing body are fully committed to improving the school and work effectively with you.

*Pupils talk enthusiastically about their learning and are well motivated to do their best.
*Leaders ensure that pupils’ spiritual, moral social and cultural development is promoted well.
*Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.


If you are interested in becoming a Co-Opted Governor, please read the documents uploaded below (Governors Handbook, Code of Practice, Terms of Reference, Role Profile and Person Specification) to understand the role further. If you wish to apply, please fill in the application form and email it to Miss Claire Slade, head@hayesprimary.croydon.sch.uk


As part of the process, interested candidates may wish to book an appointment to meet with the Head Teacher and/or one of the existing governors at The Hayes Primary School, prior to completion and submission of the application form.


Closing date for application (application form): Friday 23rd November 2018, 12pm.


What happens next?
If there is more than one governor that applies and is successful in the shortlisting process, you may be asked to come for a very short informal interview with the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors.

If successful in the entire process, you will need to complete a skills audit, and declaration of interests to declare any conflicts of interest you will have including conflicts of loyalty and financial interests – this information must be published by the school on its website. You must also undergo an enhanced DBS check, and your appointment will be subject to this – this will be carried out by the school. Once all this is in place, the full Governing Board can then make a decision about your appointment in December’s meeting.


Grade Range: Grade 1 – Scp 9 – 11

Duration: ASAP until Friday 21st December 2018

Hours: 15 hours term time (8:30am - 11:30am)

Reports to: SBM, Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher

Role Purpose and Role Dimensions: Under the direction/instruction of senior staff, provide routine clerical, administrative and financial (basic) support to the school




Thank you for your interest in the post of Administration Assistant for The Hayes Primary School. The application  pack for this position is below, alongside the application form. Please forward your completed application form and supporting statement (using the Person Specification to write your supporting statement) via email to Miss Claire Slade, Head Teacher: head@hayesprimary.croydon.sch.uk

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted with further details prior to interview via email. If you are unsuccessful, we will also inform via email.


CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 31st October 2018 (12pm)
INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 5th November 2018


Please be aware that as the applicant you are responsible for ensuring that your application reaches us before the stated closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.



In order to comply with the guidance on safer recruitment, you are requested to provide referees in line with the following guidance:

*One reference from your current employer

*One reference from your previous employer if employed by them within the last 5 years, otherwise one from another suitable professional.
*References must be emailed via a professional email address, as opposed to a personal one.

Swimming Pool Weekend Hire

At The Hayes Primary School we are extremely fortunate to have a heated indoor swimming pool on site. Our Board of Governors have given us the opportunity to hire this out over the weekend. The pool is not available for hire during the week as it is in use by the children at our school and those from other local schools.

Our pool is 12 metres long and 7m wide. It is 1m at the deep end and 0.9m at the shallow end and has a maximum bather load of 40. There are separate male and female changing facilities with showers and toilets and a viewing gallery for guests. The pool would make an ideal teaching pool for children of all ages so ideally we are looking for a swim school who may be interested in this opportunity.

We will not consider hire opportunities for private events or pool parties. Nor will we consider Ad Hoc swimming sessions.

All hirers will be required to provide proof of necessary insurance, qualifications for teaching swimming and hold the responsibility for ensuring that at all times there is a qualified lifeguard present.
There is ample parking available onsite and on the surrounding roads.

Facilities available:

· Heated swimming pool

· Hoist

· floats

· Shower facilities

· Viewing area

· Parking some on site but plenty on surrounding Roads.

At the time of writing the hourly rate of hire is £50.

Interested parties should email admin@hayesprimary.croydon.sch.uk to express an interest by October 31st 2018.

All of our staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.