Parent Governor Election

I am writing to let you know that we have one parent governor vacancy on our Academy Governing Council (AGC). 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 academy to serve a four year term of office. You may put yourself forward for election, using the online expression of interest form which you can find HERE. Please read the information given with this letter.  

The timetable for the election is:

  1. Invitations to submit a nomination for a parent governor role issued on 27 January 2022
  2. Nomination forms to be returned electronically by 12 noon on 10 February 2022
  3. Ballot papers to be sent to all parents on 15 February 2022. Voting will only take place if there are more nominations than vacancies.
  4. Ballot papers to be returned to me by 12 noon on 8 March 2022
  5. The votes will be counted on the 9 March 2022 after which the result will be announced

Governors have an important and influential role to play in the life of our academy.  They, along with all other governors, are elected or appointed with the single common purpose – to govern the academy in the best interest of students.

We warmly welcome nominations from all parents and carers in our academy community. We are keen to promote diversity on our AGC, and strongly encourage parents and carers from various backgrounds, including different cultural backgrounds, genders and age groups, to submit a nomination. 

I do hope you will be able to take this opportunity to play an active part in academy 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 faithfully
Zarina Ali, Head of Academy
Returning Officer for Parent Governor Election

1. Parents of registered pupils at the school, and who is a parent at the time they are 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.

2. A person is disqualified from standing for election or appointment as a parent governor if they are:
• 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