Parent Governor Election – Request for Nominations

Dear Parent,

In accordance with the Instrument of Government for the School there is provision for six parent governor representatives on the school governing body.  In this connection I write to inform you that, due to the resignation of Mr Alan Peggrem, there is one vacancy on the school governing body.

Nominations are accordingly invited from parents for this vacant position and I enclose a nomination form which has been prepared for this purpose.  If you wish to nominate any parent, or be nominated yourself, you should arrange for the form to be fully completed and returned to me by no later than 9.00am on Tuesday, February 11th 2014.  Nominations received after this date and time will be invalid.  A nominee must state on the form his/her willingness to stand for election and be proposed and seconded by parents who are themselves eligible to vote in an election at the school.   It cannot be insisted that the nominee is nominated and seconded.  Only parents who will have children registered at the school on March 26th 2014 are eligible to stand for election or make a nomination.  No parent may participate in the nomination of more candidates than there are vacancies The rules governing your eligibility to stand for election are available here.

Candidates are encouraged to submit a brief personal statement (not more than 200 words) giving such information and views as they wish, with the exception that they do not indicate that they are endorsed or supported by any particular group.

If there is more than one nomination, then a ballot will be held.  Ballot papers will be despatched on Friday, February 14th 2014 and must be returned by the end of the school day on Thursday, February 20st 2014 at the latest.  Ballot papers received after the closing date will not be counted.  Ballot papers will be counted on Friday, February 21st 2014.

The person appointed will be required to complete a Powys County Council enhanced level Criminal Record Bureau check and can only attend meetings once a satisfactory check is in place.  If they already have a PCC enhanced level check which is in date then this will be sufficient as only one PCC CRB check is required at the correct level for all posts held.

The term of office of a parent governor is four years from the date of appointment.  A parent governor is not disqualified from continuing in office should his or her child leave the school before the end of the four year period.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J Parker,

Nomination Form – Parent Governor