We have two vacancies for parent governor arising in February. If you are interested in this role and feel that you could support the school in this way, please find below a link to the nomination form and a covering letter. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss the role further or if you would like to speak directly to one of the current parent governors. Nominations can be emailed to me or dropped in to the office (deadline Friday 3rd Feb).
To: Parents of pupils registered at Croesyceiliog Primary School
Dear parent / carer,
School governing bodies – election of parent governors
Two vacancies exist for parent governors on the governing body of the school and I have been asked to make the necessary arrangements for an election.
The role of governors has become increasingly important. They must ensure that the requirements of the national curriculum are met, establish standards of behaviour, appoint staff, deal with budget matters and prepare and present the annual report to parents. Governing bodies are required to meet at least once a term and at this school we generally meet at 5.00p.m 6 times a year.
Governors are elected for a four year term of office, but parents may continue to serve even if their child leaves the school during that time. Training is continually available for all governors, at no cost to the individual, and some training is mandatory. All governors are expected to take advantage of any courses arranged as it is vital to keep up to date with new ideas and legislation.
A nomination form is enclosed to enable you to put your name forward for election.
Each nominee is invited to make a brief statement (maximum 200 words) in support of their nomination which will be circulated to parents in the event of an election. Please ensure any statement is clearly written to avoid problems when being reproduced.
All nominees must be a parent, or legal guardian, of a pupil registered at the school. Grandparents of pupils are not allowed to take part in the election unless they are the legal guardians of the child. No person may serve on more than two governing bodies.
The nomination form should be returned to school (electronic or paper) by 12.00 noon Friday 3rd February. If nominations exceed the number of vacancies a secret ballot will be held.
Simon Bates (on behalf of the Governing Body)