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Vacancy for Parent Governor

Dear Parent/carer,                                                                                                                              17/09/2020




We have 1 vacancy for a parent Governor that needs to be filled. 


Being a parent Governor is an important and responsible role.  There are three meetings of all Governors each year as well as a number of committee meetings with specific delegation and terms of reference. 


Parent governors are not elected to represent parents as a group, but are elected in order to contribute to the work of the governing board. The job of the Governors is to make decisions about how the school is run. Governors are strategic leaders of the school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education.  Your focus will be to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff and overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent.


As a Governor you should model and uphold the school mission, ethos and values through your work in school. You will be asked to sign up to a code of conduct, to work in accordance with the Governance Handbook and Competency Framework (where appropriate) and be willing to undertake training.


If you become a Governor, you’d be expected to serve for four years. 


To put yourself forward as a Governor please fill in the attached form including a biography (pen portrait) outlining your skills and experiences and how these would contribute to effective governance and return it to the Head teacher no later than noon on Friday 23rd September (either a hard copy or as an email attachment to school email address You may wish to nominate another parent.  Please ensure that you have their consent to put their name forward before doing so.  If we have more than one applicant, we will hold an election on Tuesday 29th September- parents/carers will receive a copy of each candidate’s biography and will be asked to place a vote. (last vote Friday 2nd October 4pm).


Please contact myself to find out more about what being a parent Governor involves or follow this link to the Rochdale Council website where it explains more about the role of governors in school



Yours sincerely


Rebecca Hunter


Head teacher




A) Would candidates please return a brief biography with the nomination paper outlining their skills and how these would contribute to effective governance?  This will be circulated to parents with the voting paper should an election be necessary.

B) Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.

C) If you require assistance in completing the nomination form or would like further information on the role of the Governing Board and work of a parent Governor then please contact the Head teacher.

D) You must read through the document attached which explains how governors can be disqualified from their position serving on a School Governing Body if and of the grounds apply to you your application wil not be successful.

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