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St. Michael's is a family; a community of people who care for one another and take a collective responsibility for our school depsite any challenges that life throws our way. In return, we expect everyone who works or volunteers with us to uphold high standards of personal and professional conduct and 100% commitment to the children in our care.
We are able to provide an inspiring working environment with excellent resources; the scope to be creative and innovative; and a high level of professional development. Our location is also great for transport - avoiding the traffic!
St Michael’s Church School Election of Parent Governors
The governing body has a parent governor vacancy. We are writing to you to ask if you would be interested in becoming a school governor.
Governors are responsible for ensuring the strategic direction of the school, its performance and the use of resources to support learning. They help to ensure that our school provides the best education it can for children, parents and our local community.
Our parent governors are very valuable members of the governing body and we rely on them to help us to give a parent’s view. They are on the governing body as representative parents, but they are not delegates and other parents cannot mandate them on how they should vote.
Governors do not need to be experts to tackle the range of responsibilities expected of them. Help, advice and training are available from various sources. If you are interested in being part of the team and have time to commit to this role we would like you to consider becoming a parent governor. If you would like more information please contact the school and we can put you in touch with a member of our governing body for an informal chat. We would be particularly interested in hearing from you if you have any links with local businesses but this is not essential to applying for these roles.
Anyone who has parental responsibility for a pupil on the school roll at the time of the election can self-nominate, stand for election and can vote in the election. A parent who works for the school for 500 hours or more or a parent who is an elected member of the local authority is not eligible to stand for election but they are permitted to vote. If insufficient parents stand for election the governing body can appoint nominated parents to the governing body. The term of office for a parent governor is four years.
All nominations should be sent in to the school office by 22nd September 2017. We also need a few words about the candidate and why they would like to be a governor. If you would like extra copies of the nomination forms please contact the school office.
On 29th September 2017 we will inform parents about the details of parent governor nominations. If an election is necessary we will send ballot forms by email to parents with the names of the candidates and their details. The ballot is secret and you can send or post the ballot paper back ensuring you mark the envelope for the attention of The Clerk. The ballot paper can be placed in the ballot box outside the school office. All votes must be in by 3pm on Friday 13th October when they will be counted.
A copy of the rules guiding the election of parent governors and further copies of the nomination form can be obtained from the school office. If you require a copy of this letter in a language other than English or in large print format please contact the school.