Election of Parent Governor

5th December 2014

There are currently two vacancies for parent governors on the school’s governing body and I am writing to you to invite nominations for this position. 

Any parent with a child on register at the school is eligible to become a parent governor. 

A parent is disqualified from election as a governor of a school if they are an elected member of the LEA or if they work at the school for more than 500 hours in a school year (at the time of election or appointment). 

The governing body has considerable responsibility for the school, including: 

•           setting the aims of the school and agreeing a wide range of policies;

•           holding the school to account for standards and pupils’ progress;

•           preparing the annual school budget and monitoring expenditure;

•           appointing school staff;

•           ensuring that the school building and other facilities are maintained;

•           keeping in touch with parents and the local community; 

It is most important that parents are fully represented and I therefore ask that you give careful consideration to either putting your own name forward as a candidate or to nominating another parent as a candidate, if they are willing to be nominated. 

Attached is a nomination form which should be returned Mrs R Martin, PA to the Principal, no later than Thursday, 11th December 2014 at 3.00 p.m. 

If we receive more than one nomination, a ballot will be held so that all parents can choose who will represent them on the governing body. 

If you would like to know more about what is expected of a parent governor before making a decision to stand, please do not hesitate to contact the School Governor Service on (01274) 385629.                        

Ms E Churton
4th December 2014