School Governor Vacancies

Applications are invited for the role of parent governor.

The governing body, with the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

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. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with financial skills. Training is available for all governors and this board of governors has an expectation that those new to being a governor attend induction training. Please ensure you read the reverse of this letter which summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor.

Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close. If you would like to stand for election please arrange for the enclosed nomination form to be completed and returned to the school not later than Friday 12th May 2017. 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. Application forms are available from Reception or on the school website.

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.

If you have any questions please contact Maxine Simon, Chair of Governors (via the school email ) who will respond to you directly.


Application Letter