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Parent Governor: Elections

If you have queries about the election documents or the election process, please contact the Clerk of the Local Governing Body here.

UPDATE: Thursday 7 January 2021

Due to school's partial closure during the national lockdown, the closing date for the Parent Governor ballot has been extended. When we have more information about schools' re-opening (hopefully after February half-term), we will be in touch again to confirm the new closing date for votes.

Please either hold onto your ballot papers, for students to bring in with them when we re-open, or post them to us at school.

with thanks
Mrs D Shields
Clerk to the Local Governing Body (Altrincham College)


Thursday 17 December 2020

FAO Parent/Carer at
Altrincham College

Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)

Parent Governor Election

I wrote to you on 1 October to invite nominations for the vacancy for a Parent Governor.

I am delighted to say that there has been a good response and there are two candidates for the vacancy. This means we must now hold a ballot. 

I enclose a ballot paper. You can vote for only one candidate. As indicated on the ballot paper, you should vote by marking an X alongside the name of the parent you choose for the role. The Board would be grateful if you could consider the skills each candidate can offer in the following areas: finance, primary education, data protection (GDPR).

Also enclosed are two envelopes. This is intended to ensure that how you vote remains confidential. Once you have marked the ballot paper you should seal it in one envelope – please do not mark this envelope. Then put this unmarked envelope (containing the ballot paper) into the second envelope. Please write your name and the name(s) of your child(ren)/ward(s) on the front of the second envelope; please add your signature to confirm your identity. If you need a second ballot paper, please contact

The closing date for the return of ballot papers is Thursday 7 January 2021 at 12 noon. Votes will be counted on Friday 8 January 2021.

Votes can be returned by your child/ward and handed to their Form Tutor (a ballot box will be placed at main reception for all ballot papers), or posted to school.

When the envelopes are received we will check the outer envelopes to make sure they are from parents who are entitled to vote. They are then opened and the inner envelopes are placed (unopened) in the ballot box. This ensures that when we open the inner envelopes to count the votes there is no way of telling who voted for whom. 

I will inform you of the name of the new Parent Governor in due course and appropriate details will be published on the school’s website. Further details regarding the Governing Board can be found on our website here.

Yours sincerely

K Earle                                                S Wildman                                
Headteacher                                    Chair of Governors