Thomas Bewick School Local Advisory Committee Vacancy

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18th Nov 2022

Would you like to make a difference to a local school in Newcastle? 

Thomas Bewick School is seeking enthusiastic new governance members to be part of our Local Advisory Committee (Governing Body).

As a member of the Local Advisory Committee, you will support the development and strategic direction of our Thomas Bewick School, a specialist school for pupils with an Autistic Spectrum Condition diagnosis.

The role of the Local Advisory Committee is to ensure the good conduct of the school and to promote high standards of educational achievement.

There are three core functions:

i) ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

ii) holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and performance management of staff

iii) overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent


The opportunity: Our volunteer committee members have a very important part to play in helping our school to run effectively. They work as part of a team alongside other LAC members, the Headteacher, school leaders and school staff to help provide a happy, safe and thriving learning environment and an excellent education for all of our pupils.


What will you do? You will work with the LAC to develop the school’s vision and aims and will participate in the monitoring and evaluation of priorities identified within the School Development Plan.  You will play a key part in forming the strategic direction of the school, in partnership with other LAC members and school leaders. 


What is the time commitment? LAC meetings are held four times per year and you will also be encouraged to visit the school for monitoring activities and to attend school events. During these meetings you will receive reports from the Headteacher and will be invited to question, challenge and support decisions. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email with the following information:

  • Full Name and contact details
  • Why you are interested in fulfilling this role
  • Any relevant experience or skills 

Please note: we are looking for a wide range of experience and backgrounds to enhance our committee