Parent Governor Vacancies
27th January 2017
CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS IS
FRIDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2017
We have two vacancies for Parent Governor.
An invitation to all our parents/carers to stand for election as a parent governor, or nominate another parent to do so.
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. Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a governor, attend free induction training.
If you would like to stand for election please complete the nomination form below and return it to the school no later than Friday 10th February 2017. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.
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.
For further information please visit Gateshead’s website www.gatesheadgovernors.org and/or to arrange an informal talk with Martin Flowers, head teacher, please contact the school.
Head Teacher/Returning Officer