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Dear Parents

There is one parent governor vacancy to serve on the governing body of this school. Details of what you will need to do to be nominated are outlined within these documents.


Parent governors are elected by other parents and are vital to our governing body.  They share equally with other governors the duty of carrying out the governing body's wide range of responsibilities.  Governors do not run the school day today, as their role is at the strategic or policy-making level in the school. You do not have to be an expert on education to be a school governor, and we value the experience that all governors bring to the role.  


If you join our governing body, you will serve for a four-year term and you can continue to the end of the four years even if your child/children leave the school.  Being a governor does take up time. There are six governing body meetings each year and governors usually serve on a working group which meet termly. You will need to set aside time to be able to be an effective governor: time to prepare for meetings, for visiting the school, to undertake training and updating.   


If you would like to take the opportunity to put yourself forward as a candidate please complete and return the nomination and parent governor appointment forms to me by the end of the school day on Friday 16th November 2018


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.


To find out more about what being a governor at this school is like, please speak to me, I am very willing to answer any questions.  


Yours sincerely

Helen White




Eligibility to become a Governor