Friday, 6 June 2008


Due to changes in the constitution of the Governing Body, there is one place for a Parent Governor available for election to the Governing Body. I am therefore writing to give you details of the arrangements for nominations and voting for new Parent Governors.

Mr Robin Brooks has served as the Parent Governor on the Governing Body of the school since September 2004. Mr Brooks term of office will end this term, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Brooks for all his work.

We have one vacancy to take office from 1 September 2008. CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE NOMINATION FORM on which four parents who have children at the school can jointly nominate another parent for election as a Parent Governor. No parent may nominate more candidates than there are vacancies. It is necessary for a parent Governor to have a child at the school at the time he or she is elected. Certain people are disqualified from being Governors and these are described below.
Completed nomination forms must be returned to school by Friday 13 June 2008.
There is space on the nomination form for a statement of not more than 50 words by the person nominated in which they can give such details as they wish about themselves and their views. This statement would then be included on the voting paper.

The term of office is for four years whether or not the child of the elected parent remains at the school for the whole of this period. A Parent Governor elected now will hold office until 31 August 2012 and, like other Governors, will be eligible for re-election.

We would like parents to play as full a part as possible in your children’s education and, therefore, it is hoped that you will use your vote in this election.

Yours sincerely
Revd G Owen
Chair of Governors


1 No person under 18 years of age shall be appointed/elected as a Governor.
2 A person may not serve as a Governor of more than two schools.
3 A person is disqualified from membership if he has been convicted in the last five years of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of not less than three months imprisonment without the option of a fine.
4 A person is disqualified if he has been convicted within the last twenty years of any offence resulting in a sentence of imprisonment for a period of more than two and a half years.
5 A person is disqualified if he has been convicted at any time of any offence resulting in a sentence of imprisonment for a period of five years or more.
6 A person is disqualified if he has been convicted of an offence under Section 40 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions (Act) 1982) (as amended) which concerns committing a nuisance and disturbance on educational premises, if the offence took place on the premises of the school of which he is, or wishes to become, a Governor.
7 A person is disqualified from holding or continuing to hold office as a Governor of a school if he has been adjudged bankrupt or made a composition or arrangement with his creditors. The disqualification remains in force for three years from the date on which the terms of the deed of composition or arrangement are fulfilled unless the debts are paid in full, in which case the disqualification ceases on the date the payment is completed.