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Election of Parent Governor

Vacancy for the role of parent governor 

If you’re interested in applying for the role, please complete the candidate form attached to the bottom of this page and return to Mrs Danielle Shields, Office Manager by Friday 7 February 2020. If we receive more applications than there are vacancies, a secret ballot will be carried out. We will inform you closer to the time if we have to do this.

If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please contact Mrs Shields at school ( 0161 980 7173).

Please read the information below about the role of a parent governor:

The Role of the Governing Board

The school’s governing board is responsible for providing confident and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for the school’s educational and financial performance. The board is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

The Role of a Parent Governor

As a parent governor, you’ll work with the board to ensure it effectively carries out the duties referred to above. You’ll also play a vital role in ensuring that the board is connected with, and is aware of the views of, parents/carers and the local community.

To be a parent governor you should have:

  • A strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children
  • Good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • The specific skills required to ensure the governing board delivers effective governance

The governing board is keen for candidates to have skills in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Primary Education
  • Data Protection/GDPR

Expectations of governors

Governors are expected to:

  • Attend Local Governing Body meetings (usually 2 each term, 6 per academic year); these are usually held in the evening (6pm start) and last approximately 2 hours.
  • Maintain confidentiality of staff and students.
  • Take up training opportunities to improve their skill set.
  • Attend compulsory Safeguarding Level 1 training.
  • Make visits to the school: either visiting teachers/classes during the school day or attending school events in the evening (e.g. drama performances by students, Open Evening, Presentation Evening).