PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION 22nd September 2020
I am writing to invite you to stand for election as a parent governor, or nominate another parent to do so. In our school we have provision for 1 parent governors and there is currently 1 vacancy.
The federated governing body with the Headteacher, has considerable responsibility for the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:
- ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
- overseeing the financial performance of the of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Any parent (or carer) with a child on register at the nursery, is eligible to become a parent governor. 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.
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. Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a governor attend induction training.
Parents/carers who have paid employment in the school or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.
If you would like to stand for election please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday 2nd October 2020. 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 please seek their prior consent.
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 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.
Head teacher/Returning Officer
Ofsted No : EY336626