PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION 13th May 2019
I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent governor, or nominate another parent to do so. In our school, we have provision for one parent governor and there is currently one vacancy.
The governing body, with the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
• Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
• 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 the following skills: finance/accounting, legal, HR and Health and Safety. Training is available for all governors and this board of governors has an expectation that those new to being a governor attend induction training.
On the school website under Governors there is a document 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 complete the enclosed nomination form and return it to the school, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 22nd May 2019. Please write a little bit about yourself 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.
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.
Chair of Governors
Model Nomination Form
Election of parent governors
Please enter IN BLOCK LETTERS the name and address of the person being nominated for election:
Signature of person nominated: _______________________________________________
Signature of proposer (if different to nominee): ____________________________________
Name and address in BLOCK letters of proposer (if different to nominee):
Personal Statement (maximum 250 words)
I wish to submit my nomination for the election of parent governor
I confirm (i) that I am willing to stand as a candidate for election as a parent governor and (ii) that I am not disqualified from holding office for any of the reasons set out in the Articles of Association and the Education (Independent Schools Standards) (England) Regulations 2010 as amended.
Completed nomination forms must be returned to the school by 22nd May 2019