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Parent governor nominations

16th October 2023

Dear Parent/Carer


I am writing to let you know that we have two parent governor vacancies on the local governing body, and that we are seeking to elect two new parent governors. On behalf of the Trust, I am acting as the ‘returning officer’ in the election process. Parent governors are elected by the parents of pupils at this school to serve a four-year term of office. You may, if you wish, put yourself forward for election, using the nomination form. Parents may self-nominate, but if a parent wishes to nominate another parent, they should seek their approval before submitting the nomination. Please read the information given with this letter.  

The timetable for the election is:-

 Invitations to submit a nomination for a parent governor role issued on 16th October 2023

  1. Nomination forms to be returned to me by 12.00 noon on 6th November 2023

  2. Ballot papers to be sent to parents on 7th November 2023. Voting will only take place if there are more nominations than vacancies.

  3. Ballot papers to be returned to me by 12.00 noon 21st November 2023. It may be possible to vote online. If this is the case, we will advise you when sending out ballot papers.

  4. The votes will be counted on the 22nd November 2023 after which the result will be announced.

Governors have an important and influential role to play in the life of our school. They, along with all other governors, are elected or appointed with a single common purpose – to govern the academy in the best interest of pupils. I do hope you will be able to take this opportunity to play an active part in the school’s life by becoming a candidate in this election process and by casting your vote when the time comes. If, in the meantime, you have any queries, please let me know.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Harridge


Returning Officer for Parent Governor Election

A "parent" is:

Parents of registered pupils at the school, and who is a parent at the time s/he is elected. “Parent” includes any individual who has or has had parental responsibility for, or cares or has cared for, a child or young person under the age of 19.  

A person is disqualified from standing for election or appointment as a parent governor if s/he is: 

  • An elected member of the local education authority; or
  • Paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any consecutive 12 month period (at the time of the election or appointment); or
  • Subject to any of the disqualifications under the Trust’s Articles of Association

More information can be found in the information pack:

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Interested? You can download the nomination form here: