Would you like to be a Governor of your child’s school? As you may know, a number of places on the Governing Bodies of Sheffield schools are reserved for parents. We have one vacancy for a Parent Governor.
It is a chance for you as a parent to have an influence over the education the school provides for all its children. Governors make decisions about many aspects of the school including the curriculum, staffing and the school’s finances.
The role of Governors is vital to the education of the children of Sheffield
There is also a very important role for Parent Governors in providing a link between the school and parents. The Parent Governor will be expected to attend at least three full meetings of the School Governing Body each year and also other meetings of Committees of the Governing Body. He/she will take an active interest in the school and the children and help promote the parental view at meetings of the School Governing Body.
All parents and guardians of children at the school are eligible to stand for Election as a Parent Governor.
If there are more nominations than vacancies, an election is held. The election will be organised by the Head Teacher of the school and every parent of a pupil in the school will receive a voting paper and will have the opportunity to vote.
Parents indicate their choice by sending in their vote to the School.
The term of office is four years.
If you wish to stand for election you may nominate yourself as a candidate. No proposer or seconder is required but you must signify your intention to stand in writing to the school by Friday, June 8th at 9 a.m. It would also be helpful if you would provide a short personal statement with your nomination to circulate to parents
Please note that there are certain restrictions, which prevent a person from standing as a Parent Governor.
No person, apart from an ex-officio Governor or someone appointed to a failing school, which needs measures, may be a member of more than two Governing Bodies of LEA Maintained schools. People who are bankrupt may not serve as Governors, nor may people who have in the previous five years been sentenced to three months or more in prison without the option of a fine, people who have been sentenced to a period of more than two and a half years of imprisonment may not stand within twenty years of that conviction and anyone who has been sentenced to a period of imprisonment of five years or more is totally disqualified.
Should you be in any doubt about any aspect of parental elections, nominations or appointments, do not hesitate to contact me at the school or you may wish to telephone the School Governor Support Team at the Education Department (telephone 273 5792 or 273 5763).