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Election of Parent Governor

23rd September, 2019


Dear Parent/Carer


Election of Parent Governor


I would like to thank Rachel Hussey for being a Parent Governor and on behalf on the Governing Body thank her for her contribution. Unfortunately she has resigned from the position, hence I am writing to invite you to consider standing for election as a Parent Governor for this school.


Every Kent School has a governing body, which includes a number of categories of governors including parent governors. Parent governors are elected to serve a period between one and four years, though they may resign at any time.


Together with the Headteacher, the governing body has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governors are involved in deciding school policies, allocating the school’s budget and appointing senior staff. 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 body’s work. In order to support governors in their work, the County Council provides full training for all governors at no charge to the individual.


In our school, we have parent governors who serve for a term of office of 4 years. The full governing body normally meets 6 times a year usually, at school at 6pm.


At this moment in time we have a vacancy for a parent governor and we are ideally looking for any parent with experience and knowledge within Education / Strategic Management / Business and Finance, although we welcome nominations from any parent who is keen to support and promote Laleham Gap School.


If you would like to stand for election, please complete the form in the letters section of the website under Term 1 and return it to me within two school weeks, i.e. by Monday 7th October, 2019. Each person nominated must be proposed and seconded by parents/carers who have a child at the school. Anyone standing for election is invited to provide, with his/her nomination, a short personal statement (maximum of 100 words). The statement should only include biographical information, your reasons for wanting to be a parent governor and the contribution you believe you can make to the governing body.


If there is more than one nomination, an election will be held and copies of the personal statements will be sent to all parents. Two weeks will be allowed for the return of ballot papers. Each parent will have one vote, no matter how many children he or she has at the school.


I do hope you will consider standing as a governor or else nominating another parent/carer. If you would like more information about being a school governor, please contact myself for more information via the school office.


Yours Sincerely


Mr Les Milton