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Application for Position of Parent Governor

The Education Act 2002 provides that:

• The conduct of a maintained school shall be under the direction of the school's governing body.

• The governing body shall conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

Within this broad framework, the governing body:

• sets the broad strategy for the school's development;

• is accountable to those who established and fund the school, to parents and the wider community;

• must act in accordance with requirements laid down in Acts of Parliament, statutory regulations and the school's Instrument of Government;

• must at all times act fairly and without prejudice.

Parent Governors

All governing bodies are made up from people appointed or elected to different categories of governor. At all schools one of the categories of governor is a parent governor.

Parent governors are normally elected by parents of children at the school. However if there are insufficient eligible candidates for the vacancies at an election the governing body can appoint a parent governor but there are restrictions on who can be appointed.

If you wish to be considered for a position of appointed parent governor, please complete the pro-forma application form and return it as indicated in the website section entitled Parent Governor – Notice of Election.

Please note that parent governors cannot be elected members of the local authority, or people employed to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any 12 consecutive months.

Upon submitting this form I can certify that I have read and considered the criteria for the disqualification of governors and confirm that I am not disqualified from becoming a governor. I agree to inform the Clerk to the Governors in writing immediately should I cease to be qualified to serve as a governor.