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Parent Governor Vacancy

Parent Governor Nomination Form

Governor Legal Requirements

11th May 2018

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Parent Governor Vacancies

We have a vacancy for a parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible.

The Governing Body has a strategic role in the management of our school. Responsibilities of the Governing Body include:

  • Setting the long term strategic goals and the vision for the school
  • Ensuring high standards of achievement for every child
  • Ensuring school finances are spent in the right places
  • Recruiting staff, including the headteacher

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the Governing Body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We are particularly interested in nominations from parents with a degree of financial or business acumen and experience and knowledge of HR and personnel, along with a commitment to learning.

We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school’s performance.

Training is available for all newly appointed Governors, and there is an expectation that you will attend these induction sessions with the first year of your appointment.

If you think you have the time, skills and expertise to join our Governing Body, please complete the nomination form attached and return to school by 12pm on 25th May 2018You can also email your nomination to k.smith@cansfield.wigan.sch.uk, please put ‘Parent Governor Nomination’ in the subject. Nominations received after this date will not be accepted.  Please provide a statement about why you would like to become a governor in no more than 100 words.

If there are more nominations than vacancies, an election will be held.  All parents will be sent a voting paper with your name and statement and be asked to vote.

Prefer a paper copy? Contact school on 01942 727391 or email k.smith@cansfield.wigan.sch.uk

If you have any questions relating to the role of a governor, or should any prospective applicants wish to arrange an informal meeting with myself or the headteacher, please contact our Clerk to Governors, Karen Smith on 01942 727391 or via the email address above.

Yours sincerely,

Mr L Archer

Chair of Governors