Parent Governor Vacancy
There is now a vacancy for one Parent Governor at the school. This vacancy is required to be filled by an election and you are invited to stand for election as a Parent Governor.
Parent Governors are elected from the parents / carers of students who are currently registered at the school and serve a four year term of office.
A governor of an academy is also a trustee, as the academy is a registered charity and a director as we are registered as a company with Companies House.
The Governing Body has three core strategic actions:
- Decision making and vision setting
- Driving up school and student performance
As a governor you will be required to attend a termly meeting of the Governing Body and a termly meeting of the Achievement Committee and make occasional visits to the school. You will also need to attend governor training sessions; these are free of charge and mostly take place in the evenings.
We currently have a particular need for governors who have expertise in marketing and legal /HR matters, and would be pleased if parents / carers with this experience stand for election. However, these skills are not exclusive and all eligible parents / carers regardless of skills and experience can stand for election.
If you would like to find out more about school governance, please visit the National Governors Association website: http://www.nga.org.uk/Home .aspx or contact our Clerk to Governors, Mrs Lydia Morgans: email@example.com
There are very few people who cannot be governors. However, there is an eligibility form to be signed and appointment as a governor will be subject to a satisfactory advanced DBS check.
Each person standing for election must prepare a short personal statement stating why they wish to stand for election. These statements will be circulated to parents / carers with the ballot papers. Each person will also need to sign the declaration of eligibility form, as we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The nomination and declaration of eligibility forms are available to download here . If you wish to nominate someone else, please check they are willing to be a School Governor. The completed forms must be returned to the school either clearly marked for the attention of the Clerk to Governors or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for nominations is 12 noon on Wednesday, April 21st 2021. If there is more than one nomination a ballot will be held.
Mrs L Morgans – Clerk to Governors