Parent Governor vacancy

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent governor or to nominate another parent to do so.

The Governing Body, with the Principal, have overall responsibility for the running of the college. Governing Bodies have three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the college and its students.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the college and making sure its money is well spent.

No special qualifications are required and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the college and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with skills and experiences in Human Resources. Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a Governor attend free induction training.

The attached sheet (see below) summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a Governor. In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in the college 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 college on the day that nominations close.

If you would like to stand for election, please complete the nomination form by following this link, or via the form embedded below, no later than Tuesday, 18th April 2023. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted, but if you are nominating another parent/carer 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.

Yours sincerely,
Mr R Cormack

Qualifications And Disqualifications To Serve As A School Governor