Vacancies

02 November 2020

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION

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 two parent governors, both seats are available as soon as a DBS Check is in place.

 

The governing body, with the head teacher, 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 head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

  • 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. Training is available for all governors.

 

The attached sheet summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment within Greenwood Tree Academy Trust or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school.