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  • Writer's pictureHayley Jackson

Reminder: Parent Governor Vacancy

We have a vacancy on our Local Governing Body for a Parent Governor. Deadline 12th February.

Dear Parents/Carer,

As you will be aware, Stepney Primary School is part of the “Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust” with 2 secondary schools and 8 primary schools; this led to our Governing Body being re-constituted as a ‘Local Governing Body’ of the Trust. We are in a position to formally elect a Parent Governor onto the Local Governing Body. Governors are asking you to nominate someone with parental responsibility for a child at school age.

When nominating someone or yourself, you may want to know more about what is involved; Governors do not need to be experts in the field of education, what is needed is an interest in the welfare of students together with the time and willingness to be involved. Your skills may be very useful as part of the Governing Body. Governors need to build relationships with a range of people, to be able to work as part of a team, to be able to question and the ability to make connections between different types of information. All Governors are expected to be able to read straightforward Budget Report and Data on school standards.

The Governing Body is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards and carries out its role by supporting the vision for the school and ensuring that the school works effectively towards achieving the vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by supporting and constructively challenging the school.

The Governing Body is made up of Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Co-opted Governors who are expected to:

• Attend two meetings a term.

• Visit the school formally for monitoring purposes, at least once a term.

• Attend training courses, perform additional research as required and take part in monitoring of

at least one area of the school’s work.

In return, our Governing Body commits to:

• Provide you with a structured induction

• Provide access to quality training via the Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning


• Provide informal feedback on your contribution to the Governing Body on an annual basis

If you are interested in applying for the role, please complete the nomination form attached below and return it to Mr P Browning, C/o Stepney Primary School or by email to by 4pm on Friday 12th February. If we receive more applications than there are vacancies, a secret ballot will be carried out. We will inform you closer to the time if we have to do this.

Stepney Primary Parent Election nominati
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