Parent Governor Vacancy

4th November 2016

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Parent Governor Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible.

Barton Primary school has always aimed for a partnership with parents which undoubtedly bring great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor.

The governing board’s main tasks are:

  • to ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • to hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • to oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing board is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school’s performance.

Applicants for the post of parent governor may wish to consider whether they can offer skills acquired through experience of one or more of the following contexts:

  • business or office management
  • finance and/or data management
  • community work

Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. This will include in-house mentoring and support as well as access to external governor training.

If you feel you can help in this capacity please contact the office for an application form which will need to be completed and returned to the school by 12.00 noon on Friday 18th November 2016.

The guidelines giving full details about how vacancies are filled can be found on the school’s website.

Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

If there are more applications than vacancies, we will hold an election and you will be sent a voting paper in due course. You may return the ballot paper either via your child or by post.

Yours Sincerely


Mr M Snow


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