Parent Governor Election
Election of Parent Governor
We have a total of four parent governors on the Governing Body and there is now a vacancy due to the expiry of a current parent governor’s term of office.
Being a parent Governor is an important role, especially in a Catholic School, as the Governors assume overall responsibility for the school. There are 3 Governing Body Meetings per school year and Governors also belong to a committee which means a further 3 meetings. Training is available and encouraged. Further information is available on the school website.
Some parents think that they do not have the right skills, and they are modest about belonging to this group, but it is just a group of ordinary people who are interested in the school and who are willing to work hard to help St. George’s be the best it can be. Please consider serving the parish and the school in this way.
We are now inviting nominations for this position. Any parent of a registered pupil at the school is eligible for nomination by any other parent. The term of office is four years. If you nominate a parent, you should speak with them to make sure that they are willing to stand for office. A nomination form can be found on and downloaded from the school website. The deadline for the return of nomination forms is Monday 12 March at noon.
If you are nominated for this position you will need to complete and return a signed ‘Declaration of Eligibility’ form, which can be found below, or a paper copy can be sent to you on request. You will also need to write a short statement about yourself (around 200 words) for distribution to parents.
If more than 1 nomination is received, an election will be held and ballot papers will be distributed so that a vote can take place. In this instance you will be sent details of the candidates and a ballot paper on which to record your vote
Those elected will receive all the help and support we can offer.