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Dear Parent or Carer
Vacancy for Parent Governor at Laira Green Primary School
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I am writing to advise you that there is a vacancy for 1 parent governor on the school’s Governing Board and to invite parents who are interested in taking up this role to put their names forward, or to nominate another parent. If you nominate a fellow parent please ensure the parent countersigns the attached nomination paper.
We would draw your attention to the reverse of the nomination form – Declaration of Eligibility which lists the criteria for qualifications and disqualifications. Please ensure the declaration is signed by the nominee.
The timescale for electing the new governor(s) is as follows:-
If more nominations are received than there are vacancies:
The election will be held on Tuesday 10th May 2016 at noon.
If the number of nominations received are equal to or less than the number of vacancies there will be no need to hold a ballot. If a ballot is necessary one voting paper per parent will be sent to you via your child.
Should you mislay this nomination paper, a further copy may be obtained from the school.
This letter and the attached forms are also available in other formats, for example, large print, audiocassette, Cantonese, Greek and Bengali. Braille and other languages may be arranged by request.
For further information please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body, Nick Rich firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss D Bailey
Governing bodies are responsible for a wide range of matters, which include ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and planning for the future development and improvement of the school. Parent governors play an important role as members of the governing board and are welcomed as valued members of the team. The governing board works together – governors do not make decisions individually.
Governors will support and, at the same time, challenge heads by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what is best for the school. Governors make important decisions on how the school will be run and have to stand by their collective decision. The governing board is answerable to parents, learners and the wider community.
Our meetings are held monthly across the academic year (9 meetings in total which normally take place on a Thursday at 5pm – 7pm). Meetings should last no more than 2 hours. Governors are also encouraged to visit school to learn more about the way the school works.
This includes the Nomination and Declaration of Ability.