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Election of Parent Governor Nominations

There is 1 vacancy for a parent governor to serve on the governing body of Academy@Worden. We are very keen to encourage parents and/or carers of registered pupils to nominate themselves to fill this place. 

Parent governors are elected by other parents and are vital to our governing body. They have the same responsibility as other governors for carrying out the governing body’s wide range of responsibilities. Governors do not run the school day-to-day, as their role is the strategic or policy-making level in the school. You do not have to be an expert in 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. Please be aware, being a governor does take up some time. There are three governing body meetings each year, and governors usually serve on a committee which meet once a term. 

Who can be a parent governor? 

All those who have parental responsibility and are over the age of 18 are eligible to stand for election, including parents who work at the school provided that they work less than 500 hours per year when they are elected. There are some circumstances that disqualify an individual from serving as a school governor and we would ask you to complete the self-declaration form attached. 

How to complete an application? 

If you would like to put your name forward, your nomination must be supported by two parents of pupils currently at the school (not including anyone to whom you are closely related). Their signatures, names and addresses must be on the nomination form. If the number of nominations  is the same as or less than the number of vacancies, all candidates will be elected unopposed. If there are more nominations than vacancies, an election will take place. The statements of all candidates will be typed in a standard format and circulated to all parents with ballot papers. 

If you would like to take the opportunity to put yourself forward as a candidate, complete the nomination form and self-declaration and return to me by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 24th April 2018. If it is necessary for there to be an election, I will contact you to let you know about the arrangements. 

If you are interested in the role, please also take a look at the Being a Governor webpage.

Yours sincerely,

Mr C Catherall