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The Federation of St Anne’s & St Martin’s Catholic Primary Schools,

Caversham, Berkshire


Clerk to the Governors - advert

Employer:                                    The Federation of St Anne’s and St Martin’s Catholic Primary Schools

Closing on:                                   6 June 2022, 12 noon

Working Pattern:                          Variable, 24 hours per month, term time only. Evenings & Daytime required

Start Date:                                                  ASAP

Salary:                                                          NJC RG3 SP 5 - 11 (£10.01 - £11.27 per hour) depending on experience

DBS Check:                                                 Enhanced

Location:                                                     Caversham, Reading


Our Schools

St Anne’s and St Martin’s are Catholic Primary schools located in Caversham, Reading. Both are single-form entry schools, judged Good at their last Ofsted inspection. Our Federated Schools offer a thriving, vibrant and caring community where the children are stretched intellectually, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe. Life at both St Anne’s and St Martin’s provides the platform, challenge and expertise for our children to grow spiritually, morally and socially. We pride ourselves on our strong Catholic values. 


The role

The governing body is seeking to appoint a Clerk who will provide advisory and administrative support to enable it to meet its duties in an efficient and effective way. Members of the Governing Body are volunteers who work closely with the senior leadership team in a strategic capacity to determine the future direction of the school.

Main responsibilities
Reporting to the Chair of Governors, this key role ensures the effectiveness of the Governing Body. As Clerk, you will primarily be responsible for:

  • advising the Governing Body on procedural matters
  • preparing agendas in consultation with the Headteachers and the Chair of Governors
  • taking and writing up the minutes at meetings
  • distributing documentation
  • providing general administrative support to the Governing Body

The successful candidate
We are looking for the following personal attributes in a clerk:

  • an interest in acquiring a sound understanding of governance legislation and procedures
  • excellent communication and organisational skills
  • be able to work independently whilst at the same time forming effective relationships with the Governors, Headteachers and Bursar
  • Experience of working within a school Governing body is desirable, but not essential

Time commitment
This post will work on a flexible basis so the successful candidate must be able to organise their own time and work to strict deadlines. There will be approximately 4 full governors’ meetings, ten daytime committee meetings over the academic year, plus time needed to prepare materials both in advance and after meetings.

For more information and an application pack please contact admin@stmartins.reading.sch.uk

Closing date 6th June 2022. Interview date tbc.




Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Teaching Assistant

Monday to Friday 8:45 to 3:30  (inclusive of 30 mins unpaid lunch)

RG2 Level 3 scp 3-5           

To Start 1st September 2022


St Anne’s Catholic Primary School is a fabulous place to learn and a wonderful place to work.  Here, children are passionate about their studies, the world they live in, the people around them and about having fun.  As a school, we prioritise personal development and all staff are given considerable opportunities to grow and undertake further training.

We are currently seeking an individual to join our enthusiastic team who will work as a general teaching assistant, based in one of our classes.  We welcome applications from candidates who are passionate about learning and are committed to young people with experience of working or volunteering with children. 

We will offer you …

  • Wonderful children and a vibrant school community
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Strategic support from our experienced leaders
  • A school committed to inclusive education and success for all

The successful candidate will …

  • Be highly committed to supporting children’s learning, enthusiastic, flexible, skilled and passionate
  • Have a friendly, approachable manner and excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to helping children and parents
  • Show initiative and the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Demonstrate emotional literacy, empathy and be supportive and discreet

To discuss the position further, please contact Sarah Bernto on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk

For an application pack, please download the forms from our website under Vacancies at www.st-annes.reading.sch.uk

Completed applications should be returned to the school via email on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk


Recruitment will take place on a rolling basis as applications are received.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by employer.

Please Note that this is a temporary position, in the first instance, until 31st March 2023

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