Vacancies for Trust appointed/Foundation Governors

The Island Innovation Trust would like to hear from anyone interested in being one of their representatives on the Governing Body that has responsibility for Carisbrooke College and Medina College; governors appointed by the Trust are called Foundation Governors. A Foundation Governor must be wholly supportive of the vision and values of the Trust and details of the Trust can be found on its website at

In summary, the Trust is committed to:

  • Raising standards in education and improving the health of the community;
  • Unlocking talent and enterprise; as well as
  • Raising the aspirations of the community and embedding an ethos of lifelong learning.

If you are interested in becoming a foundation governor, we would be pleased to hear from you. Most meetings are held in the early evening on Mondays, but the ability to visit the colleges during the day and participate in interviews for staff, meetings with parents and so on would be particularly helpful. The Trust is interested in speaking with individuals with a range and level of different skills and experience. At the moment there is a particular need for 1 person who could bring financial skills and experience to the Governing Body.

All governors are expected to:

  • Attend two meetings of the governing body per term;
  • Be a member of one of the three governors’ committees which are: Resources, Aspire & Achieve and Welfare & Community
  • Support one-off committee meetings during the school day such as discipline or appointment panels;
  • Support functions of the colleges, mainly outside school hours; and
  • Undertake the necessary governor training on a regular basis (at least annually).

The selection criteria used to recruit the foundation governors will be:

  • Sign up to the Trust’s vision and values;
  • Have appropriate financial skills and/or experience;
  • Have relevant experience, such as being a governor (desirable but not essential)
  • Link to one of the Trust organisations (desirable but not essential); and
  • Have the time and availability to commit to the role.

If you are interested in becoming a foundation governor, you should submit your expression of interest on a form that can be obtained from Peter Prismall, Company Secretary for the Trust, via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Thorley St. closure: School bus changes

Due to the forthcoming closure of Thorley Street, please see below for the changes to bus service 327 and 403 (which usually serves just Christ the King College) which will be in place from the AM journey on Wednesday 4th October up to and including the PM journey of Thursday 19th October (as far as we have been advised so this end date may be subject to change). Please could all students be made aware. Drivers will also be reminding students travelling back this afternoon.

Service 327 and 403 will be running either side of the closure. Service 403 will operate normal route and times and collect all 403 and 327 students between Freshwater Bay and Wilmingham Lane (Thorley Street junction) then operate direct to school. Service 327 will start from Wellow (Bus Shelter) and collect all 403 and 327 students between there and Calbourne and then on to school. Closest stops for those living in the closure area would be either at the end of Thorley Street at the Wilmingham Lane junction or Wellow (Bus Shelter).

The 327 students who will be using the 403 for the duration of the closure should be reminded that they will have to wait on the opposite side of the road and the times are earlier.

PM arrangements will be same as the AM arrangements ie 327 will serve both schools and operate as far as Wellow, whilst 403 will serve both schools and operate via the diversion through Shalfleet to Wilmingham Lane, then to Freshwater Bay.

The AM times for the 327 will be:

Wellow (Bus Shelter) 0838
Newbridge (Post Office) 0841
Calbourne (Sun Inn) 0845
Then direct to both schools

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