Parent Governor Election 2023

Dear Parent/Carer


I wrote to you on 22nd March to invite nominations for the vacancy for a parent governor.

I am delighted to say that there has been a good response and there are three candidates for the vacancy.  This means we must now hold a ballot.

You may vote for one of the candidates. Each parent/carer can submit one vote, regardless of the number of students you have attending Cowley. Please select the name of the person you wish to support at the bottom of this page and then click the ‘vote’ button by Wednesday, 17th May 2023.

The election will be decided by a simple majority of votes cast. In the event of a tie, lots will be drawn.

When the election has been completed, I will let you know the outcome. If, in the meantime, you have any queries, please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Cormack

Personal statements

Richard Holtby
“I am willing to stand as a parent governor to support the oversight in the school, I currently work in a managerial role and feel that this would meet the preferred experience of dealing with HR issues. I have also been a union representative for the Royal College of Nursing so have supported staff dealing with HR issues in the workplace. This enables me to see issues from both a staff and HR perspective. I have established links with the college as I currently support students attending placement learning experience as well as having a daughter studying in year 12 on the nursing cadetship.”

Karl van der Laan
“I’m an ambitious and self-motivated person, with an extensive background in delivering results in a retail background. Currently I work for Tesco Superstores PLC as a Store Manager in Liverpool. Recognised as a capable and effective leader, with good decision making skills and the ability to support the delivery of key objectives. I feel that the skills I have acquired in my retail career could help me became a very effective parent governor. As a governor I would enjoy all of the challenges before me, being part of a team that can effectively help the performance of the college and would really enjoy the opportunities to attend training courses which would help further my understanding of what is expected of me. I feel it is essential to support the school, so every child can strive to develop to their full potential, also I’ve been very impressed in how my two children have developed while at the college and would like to give something back to the college.”

Leanne Williams
“I am a mum of a child in Year 8 and also work in Human Resources so can bring the knowledge and experience requested to ensure that our children have the right staff with the right values and attitudes to give our chidren the best Education. I will ensure that the voice of parents and our children is represented and that the school continues to thrive.”

Parent Governor Election 2023

Please cast your vote for a Parent Governor candidate from the names below. You may only select one candidate and it is strictly one vote per family, no matter how many children you have attending Cowley.

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