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Have you ever considered becoming a school governor?

The Cornerstone Academy needs to recruit governors as we look to become an Independent school and would love to attract the skills and experience of people from our community.

School governors are volunteers who work together with the Head teacher to deliver the best education for the pupils at their school. Generally, school governors are not specialists in education. Instead, much of the role is about exercising common sense – and of course working together in the best interests of the children. The governors at The Cornerstone Academy work with the Head teacher on a diverse range of matters – from deciding what kind of school we want The Cornerstone Academy to be and thinking about how we want it to get there, to setting school policies and ensuring money is spent on the right things.

Most important of all, the governors are there to question and challenge the school’s leaders on the standards of educational performance. Ultimately, they work with the school to ensure that pupils receive the best opportunities to learn in an environment in which they feel happy and secure.

The full governing board meets every term, so this will be three meetings per academic year. Meetings last around two hours and are lively and interactive. Most of our current governors work full time and manage to fit in their role around their other commitments. Their motivation is invariably to make a positive contribution to something of fundamental importance – educating our children.

This is a hugely exciting time to be a governor at The Cornerstone Academy. The school is currently moving towards Independent School status. The Cornerstone Academy is not standing still and we continue to make many innovative changes.

Governors are unpaid, doing what they do simply to try to make The Cornerstone Academy the best school it can be. In return they gain skills which they may not otherwise acquire, as well as getting a wider perspective on a key part of their community. Most importantly, governors get the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make a difference in the education of the children who attend our provision.

If you would be interested in having an informal chat about the role to find out more about how you can contribute to governance at our school, please email myself with your details at

You can see what we do at The Cornerstone Academy on our website.

Thank you,

Damien Sweeney

Head teacher


Axis Academy also has vacancies:

English Teacher

For more details please click the link to the application pack: Axis Academy – English Teacher Pack v2

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