Due to the expired terms of office for a Parent Governor, we have a vacancy which we need to fill as soon as possible. St Michael’s School values its partnership with parents because of the benefit to the children. One of the most important ways you can help in promoting this is to volunteer to be a Parent Governor. The Governing Body’s main tasks are to support the school, ensure that pupils receive high quality education and plan for future development and improvement.
At this current time the Governing Body would particularly welcome people with skills in finance, safeguarding or SEN but above all we need someone who is enthusiastic, passionate and committed to the school and the Governor role.
We are also keen for our Governing Body to be representative of the diverse community we serve and would welcome applications from any individuals from underrepresented groups. Training and support will be provided.
Parent Governors are welcomed as valued members of the team. 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.
If you feel that you could help in this way, please complete the attached form and return it to the school office marked for the attention of the Clerk to Governors, Hayley Upton, or email the form to the address below by 12 noon on Friday 19th October 2018. The form provides an opportunity to provide a brief factual statement about yourself, including the reason why you would like to be a Parent Governor. Should an election be necessary, we shall arrange for the statements from all candidates to be circulated with the ballot paper. Your statement must not be more than 200 words.
There are some circumstances that disqualify an individual from serving as a school governor. In order to ensure that you are eligible, please read the disqualification criteria enclosed with this letter. You will need to sign the declaration at the end. Please note that for the protection of children, all governor appointments are subject to a vetting process and identity check.
If there are more applications than vacancies, we shall hold an election and you will be sent a voting paper. You may return the ballot paper either via your child or by post.
Should you require further information regarding the election process, have any questions about the role of a governor or would like a copy of the job description then please contact Mrs Hayley Upton, Clerk to The Governing Body email@example.com