St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

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Election of a new parent governor

Dear Parents


A vacancy has arisen for a parent to serve as a school governor and I hope you will consider putting yourself forward. The term of office is four years but you can step down earlier if you wish.  The governing body's main tasks are to support the school, ensure that pupils receive high quality education and plan for future development and improvement.


If you would like to stand as a candidate please complete the reply slip attached and return it to the school as soon as possible and not later than 12 noon on Thursday 15th March.


If there is more than one candidate an election will need to be held, but this is a straightforward process. All you need to do is write a short paragraph (no more than 100 words) saying why you want to become a Parent Governor; this will be sent to all parents with a voting paper.


Should there be only one candidate that parent would automatically become our Parent Governor.

The work of our governors is very important to the school in key areas such as oversight and development of the Catholic ethos and curriculum of the school, well-being of pupils, staff employment and use of resources. You will be asked to attend an evening meeting of the governing body once a term and perhaps work on a committee of governors again once a term.  We hope you will also be able to visit the school occasionally during the day and perhaps help in the oversight of an area of the curriculum.  We are not especially looking for any particular expertise but rather common sense and willingness to give some of your time are the important requirements but if you have specialist knowledge or relevant experience, do please mention it in your statement.

Governors are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check under the Police Act 1997, Part V and are checked against the Department for Education list 99 of people who are not permitted to work with children.  


28th February 2018


Nomination form.

Qualification to serve as a governor