Parent Governor Vacancy - March 2015

 

Nominations are now being invited for the position of Parent Governor on our school's Governing Body.

Parent governors play an important role as members of the governing body, which is responsible for directing the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards of educational achievement. The term of office for parent governors as determined by the governing body is 4 years. The school has high expectations of the time and commitment required from its governors in order to effectively fulfil their roles.

For more information about the parent governor role here at Long Ridings please click this link.

Training is available for all governors and those new to being a governor are encouraged to attend induction training.  All of our governors are expected to follow the Code of Conduct.

If you would like to stand for election please arrange for the attached nomination form to be completed and returned to the school not later than Noon on Tuesday, 14th April. (i.e. you must get a parent/carer to nominate you, and you must sign to state that you are accepting the nomination).

Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close. Parents/carers being nominated are invited to provide some brief biographical details limited to not more than 150 words suitable for inclusion in the ballot paper. Parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 hours per academic year or more or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.

Click here for a summary of the qualifications required to serve as a governor. Anyone standing for election must certify that he/she is not disqualified for any reason.

 

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.