Parent Governor Vacancy
There is currently a vacancy on the governing board of the school for a parent governor, and an election must therefore take place. Any parent or guardian who is elected must have a child at the school at the time of the election, but may continue to serve as a governor for up to 4 years if he or she wishes, even if his or her child leaves school during that time.
If you would like to be a candidate, please download a Nomination form from the school website. Forms should be returned by the end of the school day on Friday 20th January 2022. There are some restrictions on who can stand as a candidate, and a list of these factors is below, but all parents and guardians of children at the school are eligible to vote at the election. All candidates are asked to read the list and, if eligible to stand as a governor, obtain and return a signed declaration with their nomination form. If there is more than one candidate a ballot will be held and each parent or guardian will have one vote; the candidate with most votes will be the winner.
You can nominate yourself, or you can nominate another parent (although please check with them that they are willing to stand). The candidate should sign the nomination form and declaration where indicated, and return it to the school. Your child can bring this to school with them and hand it into the office. There is space on the nomination form for a personal statement in support of your candidacy and we would encourage you to make use of this in case of an election.
Parent governors are very important in the life of the school but being a parent governor means giving time, energy and commitment. The role of the parent governor is to contribute to the work of the governing body in raising standards of achievement for all pupils and we are keen to recruit parent governors with specific skills and experience to meet the needs and extend the skill-base of the existing governing body. A person specification is available on the school website which has further details as well as an information pack on the role of a parent governor.