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Posted on: September 21st 2021Information for Parents +1 More School News

Parent Governor Vacancies

We will have three parent governor vacancies from the end of October on the governing board at St Bede's School. Please carefully consider supporting the school in this important role. All parents/carers have been sent the information via Insight today and paper copies are available from the main school reception.

Governors play a key role in the leadership of the school and raising standards including the appointment of key staff, overseeing the budget and monitoring progress in the curriculum. Being a governor can be very rewarding and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a team and gain new skills. No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing board’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents who have an interest in disadvantaged students or health and safety. Training is available for all governors to help and support them in their role and induction training is also available.

Please note that the most important duty of any governor is to attend meetings of the governing board and you should be sure that you are committed and available to do this before applying. At St Bede’s, the full governing board meets once every term 5.00-7.00pm with the addition of a business meeting each September and to approve the budget in April. There are also three committees that support the full governing board who meet termly and governors are expected to join at least one of these committees.

There are circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in the academy for 500 hours per academic year or more or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.

If you would like to stand for election please complete a nomination form and return it to the school no later than Wednesday 5 October at 12.00pm. You should also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted but if you are nominating another parent, remember to please seek their prior consent.

If there are more nominations than vacancies and a ballot is required your personal statement will be included in the papers which will be circulated to all parents/carers.