Parent Governors Required!
Posted on September 30, 2020 | By woolseryclerk
We have a vacancy for a parent governor immediately, and another one coming up at the beginning of November following the end of term of office for James Cann.
In looking to fill this vacancy the governors of the school have identified the following skills, experience and attributes that they feel would help strengthen the governing body: If you have an interest in any of the following, please consider becoming a Governor: school finance, including Pupil Premium, Health and Safety, PE, and the Wider Community. Whilst these would be advantageous, they are not requirements. An interest in children’s education is paramount.
Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training, those new to being a governor are expected to attend induction training. The term of office for parent governors is 4 years. For further information about the role please get in touch with Sue Miles, Clerk to Governors, who will be happy to help.
If you would like to stand for election please complete the nomination form (see google forms) and return to the school office no later than 12 noon on 14th October 2020. If you wish you can include a few details about yourself and why you would like to become a governor (not exceeding 100 words). This will then be circulated to all parents to help them decided who to vote for if an election is required. You do not have to complete this section, but if you don’t you may put yourself at a disadvantage if there is an election. An election, by secret ballot, will be held if more nominations are received than the number of vacancies. If an election is needed details of the procedure will be sent to all parents.
Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close. The Google form summarises the disqualification criteria to serve as a governor. Anyone standing for election must certify that he/she is not disqualified for any reason. Parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 hours per academic year or more or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.
If you have any questions or queries regarding being a Governor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org