In our school we have provision for two parent governors and there is currently one vacancy.

The governing body, with the Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

• 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.

No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with some skills in one or more of the following areas; data analysis, finance, Human Resources or supporting the school in raising the educational standards. Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a governor attend free induction training.

Parents/guardians who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections. More information about this can be found on our school website. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.

Please see all relevant paperwork below which can be downloaded for completion and submission.


Role Description


Nomination Form


Initial Letter from School


Electing Parent Governors