A vacancy exists for a Parent Governor on the School’s Board of Governors A letter will come home today, Friday 13th November to invite nominations - If you are interested please return your nomination and personal statement form as soon as possible.
What do Parent Governors do?
Being a school governor is interesting, worthwhile and rewarding. The Board of Governors are mainly concerned with the overall direction of the school and policies rather than the detail of managing the school. The board agree the aims, objectives and policies for the school then monitor progress and performance toward the agreed aims.
Governors are asked to act with integrity, honesty and objectivity and give their time voluntarily to work as part of a team. It is important that governors are aware of their roles and responsibilities and act at all times in the best interests of the school.
The board is made up of governors offering different skills and experiences. They all share a common interest in the success of the school. Once elected Parent Governors are a representative parent but not a delegate. This means they can relay the views of other parents, but vote as their conscience dictates.
The Board would welcome nominations from parents who have time to contribute to meetings at the school with the following skills or expertise. Currently we require the following:
v An understanding of the school curriculum with a particular subject area of expertise.
v To be familiar with analysing and interpreting data. To use these skills to analyse and interpret school data confidently.
v To be aware of some of the key changes in education such as: assessment without levels, The SEND reform etc…
v To be willing to attend on-going governor training
v To understand that confidentiality is crucial
For information regarding the Board of Governors and details of our expectations contact the Headteacher/Chair of Governors.
Only eligible parents, that is any parent or person having parental responsibility for or who has care of a registered pupil at the school at the time of the election, are permitted to nominate themselves for the vacancy. Nomination forms cannot be accepted without the signature of the nominee. Anyone who is wishing to stand in the election, must be eligible to be a governor, and must sign the declaration form. The term of office will be four years. If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies, a secret ballot will be held. Otherwise, nominees shall be deemed to be elected unopposed. Nominees are invited to enclose, with the nomination form, a Personal Statement Form which will be circulated to parents with ballot papers.
Louise Hossen- Headteacher