We currently have two vacancies on our Governing Body for Parent Governors, to be appointed by election. The Governing Body, with the Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing Bodies have three core functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the Governing Body’s work. Please note that a Parent Governor is not elected to represent their stakeholder group, but is elected in order to contribute the the work of the Governing Body in carrying out the functions above. If you wish to discuss the role prior to submitting a nomination, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to meet with the Chair of Governors, or the Headteacher, by contacting the Junior Office. Training is available for all Governors and the Governing Body has an expectation that those new to being a Governor attend free induction training.
The disqualifications sheet below gives details of the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a Governor. In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority, are not eligible to stand in these elections. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.
If you would like to stand for election please complete the nomination form below and return it to the school no later that 12 noon on Monday, 14th October, 2019. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer the 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted, but is you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.
If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure. Your personal statement will be reproduced on the ballot papers, but any information over the word count will be excluded.