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Parent Governor Vacancies

The Local Governing Body (LGB) of the school has 2 parent governor vacancies. We are inviting parents and carers to consider whether they would be interested in becoming a parent governor.

Becoming a governor is a very rewarding and worthwhile experience. Effective governors do not need expertise in education but do need to be committed to their school, willing to ask questions and offer appropriate challenge and support.

All governors are expected to:

  • attend termly evening meetings of the Governing Body
  • attend development and training sessions
  • visit the school formally for monitoring purposes

Governors also need to be able to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team with the aim of raising and maintaining high educational standards for all children. Governors are asked to act with integrity, honesty and objectivity and at all times in the best interests of the school.

The prime focus of the LGB is to develop the strategic direction of the school, be accountable to stakeholders and to ensure that financial resources are spent appropriately. Governors also have a number of opportunities to access training to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills.

It is important to note that governors are elected to bring the experience of that individual as a member of the Governing Body. Once elected, parent governors are a representative parent but not a delegate. This means they are not expected to report back to parents on any matters relating to the school or the LGB without prior consent from the Governing Body.

Anyone who has parental responsibility for a pupil on the school roll at the time of the election can nominate themselves, stand for election and vote in the election. The term of office for a parent governor is four years. Nominations should be made by completing the online nomination form. The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd May 2022

Nomination requires that each candidate provide a brief personal statement of up to 250 words in length, covering a little information about the candidate and why they would like to be a governor. Should there be more than two nominations for the vacancies, there will be a parent ballot and all personal statements will be shared with parents, to help them decide how to vote.

If you cannot nominate using the online form, you can instead request a paper copy of the nomination form, which must arrive at the school no later than the nomination closing time and date stated above. Please contact Sara Rowley on rowleys@themarlboroughschool.org or 01993 811431 if you require a paper copy.

Within a few days of the closing date for nominations we will inform parents whether we need to hold a ballot. If there is a ballot, we will run this using an online voting form, via the email address we have registered for parents in the school database. If you cannot vote online, you will still be able participate by coming into school and voting in person. We will send more details to you about how to vote online or in person if and when voting is about to start.

Nomination Form

Eligibility Criteria


GOVERNING BODY of THE MARLBOROUGH C OF E SCHOOL

Category

Number
(max)

Name

Governors appointed by Members

 5

Valerie Munro (Chair)

Simon Jones

Clare Hayns

Kate Pick

Greg Hughes

Foundation

 3

Aidan Salter


Annie Cripps 

 

Christine Arjun

Staff

 2

Andrew Hanlon (Principal – ex officio)

Jack Gavin

Parent

 2

Vacancy

 


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP OF THE GOVERNING BODY FROM 1ST JANUARY 2021

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RESOURCES IMPACT

Andrew Hanlon
Valerie Munro
Kate Pick
Simon Jones

 

Andrew Hanlon
Sara Rowley
Valerie Munro
Aiden Salter
Simon Jones
Greg Hughes

Katie Pick
Valerie Munro
Clare Hayns
Jack Gavin
Christine Arjun
Ann Cripps
Elli Bromley*
Emily Harris*
Rebecca Jones*
Jake Jones*

*Denotes staff member and no voting rights.

Chair of Governors: Ms Valerie Munro
Vice-Chair: Mrs Kate Pick


Governor Information Booklet