|Parent Governor Election: Tuesday 21st September 2021|
Parent Governor Election
We are in the exciting position of recruiting a parent to join the governing body. Dan Carter, who has been a very dedicated and valuable governor for a number of years has completed his term of office as an elected parent governor. Dan kindly stayed on the Governing Body to see the school through the challenges of the Covid pandemic but is now stepping aside as the school returns to a good degree of normality. The school is incredibly grateful for Dan's commitment and expertise throughout his term of office.
The role of school governor can be very rewarding and with the team currently in place there is plenty of support available. Meetings, although professional and run according to regulations, are enjoyable and enlightening and held in a welcoming environment. The governing body is involved in a wide range of matters and meets together six times a year to consider all manner of things from curriculum development and school finances to resources and building maintenance. Prospective candidates should take comfort in knowing that the role of parent governor is not about becoming the appointed spokesperson for the entire parent body. The strategic role does, however, assist greatly in building strong relationships between the school and our local community.
From this year, all matters that were previously delegated to committees will be dealt with by the governing body as a whole. This means that we will ask the successful candidate to commit to attending a half termly governing body meeting. As well as taking the time to become familiar with the relevant school documentation and attend governor training, governors will ideally have the capacity to come into school occasionally.
The best way to find out more about the role and what it might mean for you is to ask a current governor (current members listed here), the Head Teacher or office staff. If there is more than one applicant there has to be a ballot of the parents to make the selection and details of this process are outlined below.
At an appropriate point during the election timetable, the Chair of Governors will contact candidates for an informal conversation about the parent governor role.
After the counting of ballot papers, the result will be communicated to stakeholders.
All prospective candidates should use the nomination form found here. The form is a word document so that candidates can type into the table and this from should be completed and emailed to by the date indicated in the timetable above.
For more information, please refer to the Local Authorities guide here.
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