Parent Governor Election

Dear Parents / Carers

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION(S)

There is a vacancy for a parent governor on our school’s governing body and I am writing to invite nominations to fill the vacancy.

Parent governors play an important role as members of the governing body, which is responsible for directing the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards of educational achievement.  The term of office for parent governors as determined by the governing body is 4 years. Training is available for all governors and those new to being a governor are encouraged to attend induction training.

If you would like to stand for election please arrange for the nomination form (sent to all parents) to be completed and returned to the school not later than Friday 1st June 2018.

Nominations must be from parents with children at the school on the day that nominations close.  Parents putting their names forward are invited to provide some brief biographical details limited to not more than 150 words suitable for inclusion in the ballot paper.  Parents who have paid employment in the school for 500 hours per academic year or more or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.

The enclosed sheet summarises the qualifications to serve as a governor.  Anyone standing for election must certify that he/she is not disqualified for any reason.

The successful candidate(s) will be required to submit an application through the school to the Islington Council Disclosure Unit regarding their suitability to have access to children and young people and will not be able to take up their appointment until clearance has been received.

If there are more nominations than vacancies the election will be by secret ballot.  If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.

Yours sincerely

Susan Service

Head teacher

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