Our next Parent Workshop will be on Wednesday 22nd May. This will be an opportunity to find out about The Carers Centre and to learn more about how to support children's sensory differences.
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Parent Governor Vacancy

Dear Parents,




I am writing to let you know that there is a vacancy for two parent governors at our school and to invite you to stand for election or to nominate another parent to do so. This is a fantastic opportunity to become more involved in the life of the school.


The Governing Body, with the Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three main roles: -


  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher 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.


Governors need a strong commitment to the role, the curiosity to question and analyse and the willingness to learn.  However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills: - financial and premises expertise.  A wide variety of other skills are very welcome.


Our parent governors have a term of office of four years. Our governing body usually meets four times a year and has two committees who meet four times a term.


If you would like to stand for election or wish to nominate someone else, please complete the attached form in your child’s book bag. We must have the completed nomination forms returned by the end of the school day on Wednesday 28th April 2021. If there are more nominations than vacant posts, a ballot will be held and one voting paper per parent will be sent to you via your child.


If you would like further information on your eligibility to serve as a parent governor or on the role of a governor, please contact me.


Yours sincerely,

Sarah Osborne