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Parent Governor

Posted on: 20/04/2022


We are seeking nominations for parent/carers to stand for election as a parent governor of Philip Southcote School.

If you are interested to nominate yourself as a parent governor, then please email Mary Rome at or call 01932 562326 before the deadline of 12 noon on Friday 27th May 2022.

Following your interest, we will send you a nomination form.  Each person must be proposed and seconded by parents of registered pupils presently attending the school.  The nominee must also be a parent and signify his or her willingness to stand for appointment or election.

Parent governors are elected as directed by Schedule 1, Regulation 6 of The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012. Nominations for parent governor vacancies are made by parents/carers of pupils registered at the school.  Should there be more nominations than vacancies a secret ballot will be held.  Parents/carers of registered pupils attending the school may offer themselves for election.  Parent governors can serve for a term of up to four years irrespective of how long their child remains as a registered pupil of the school.

The governing body has a vital role to play and relies on a team approach with each individual contributing a range of skills and experience.  We are particularly keen to elect a parent governor with expertise in school life and/or a willingness to undertake training to develop skills in this area.

Please note - a person is disqualified from election or appointment as a parent governor of a school if they are an elected member of the LA or if they work at the school for more than 500 hours (i.e for more than one-third of the hours of a full-time equivalent) in a school year (at the time of election or appointment).

Parent/Carers nominated to stand for election may enclose with their nomination forms a short personal statement about themselves, of not more than 100 words.  Statements will be circulated to parents should a ballot prove necessary.  If the number of nominations received is less than the number of vacancies, all those nominated will be appointed without a ballot.  If the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies a secret ballot will be held and candidates may request an opportunity to address a meeting of parents if they wish.

Please email Mary Rome at or call 01932 562326 before the deadline of 12 noon on Friday 27th May 2022.

Yours sincerely,

MR Signature

Mrs M Rome

Headteacher/Returning Office

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