Parent Governor vacancy
Parent Governor vacancy on HGHS Governing Board
29th September 2017
Our reference: HGHSPG092017
We are pleased to advertise a parent governor vacancy on the HGHS governing board and invite all parents to consider the opportunity.
The Board is comprised of governors who bring a variety of different skill sets to give a varied and supportive team to support the schools progress. The Board would particularly welcome skills in either HR, Legal or Finance.
If you are interested in the post, or finding out what is involved, please contact the Governors PA/Clerk Mrs Julia Oldham who will provide you with a Parent Governor Pack.
Tel: 0161 456 4888
PARENT GOVERNOR PACK
This pack consists of the following to help you consider the role: -
- Description of the role and responsibilities
- Governors eligibility & Code of Conduct
- Nominations letter to the Governors Clerk
- Timeline for the process
THE NOMINATION OF PARENTS AS CANDIDATES
Each parent * of a pupil attending the school is to be given the opportunity of putting their name forward with a view to becoming a parent governor. If you want to submit a nomination on your behalf you should do so, in writing, to the Governors clerk, Mrs Oldham. Letters of nomination must be countersigned by one sponsor, who must also be a parent of children currently attending the School.
The closing date for the receipt of nominations by the school is Friday 20th October 2017, 15:30.
In the event of there being no more than one nomination, the person nominated will automatically become a Parent Governor.
THE ELECTION PROCEDURE
If the school receives more than one nomination, then an election by secret ballot will be held to allow parents to decide who they would like to represent them. Should an election be necessary, it will be held as soon as possible. Each parent *of a child who at the time of the election is a pupil at the school will be entitled to vote. Following an election, parents will be told the name of the successful candidate. In the event of it being necessary to hold an election, the Governors Clerk will issue all parents with further details concerning the way in which the ballot (which will be entirely secret and as foolproof as possible) is to be organised and supply the official ballot papers.
CANDIDATES' CONTRIBUTION TO THE ELECTION
Candidates will be given the opportunity to write a short statement, which will be circulated to all parents of the school.
TERM OF OFFICE OF PARENT GOVERNORS
An elected parent governor will hold office for a period of four years.
Thank you for your time in considering this vacancy and the board look forward to welcoming the successful candidate.
Mrs J Oldham
HGHS Governors PA/Clerk
* DEFINITION OF “PARENT”
Section 576 of the Education Act 1996 defines “parent” to include:
- all natural parents, whether they are married or not; and
- any person who, although not a natural parent, has parental responsibility for a child or young person; and
- any person who, although not a natural parent, has care of a child or young person.