Parent Governor Election



I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent Governor, or nominate another parent to do so. At The Bishop Wand Church of England School we have provision for four parent Governor’s and there is currently one vacancy.

The board of trustees, with the Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the School. The board of trustees have three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the School and its students; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

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 board of trustees work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills, we are seeking expertise with finance and accounting skills. Training is available for all Governors and this board of trustees has an expectation that those new to being a Governor, attend induction training.

The attached Governor Disqualification letters summarise the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a Governor. Nominations must be from parents, or individuals exercising parental responsibility, of a child at The Bishop Wand Church of England School.

It is important to note that a Governor of an academy is also a trustee of a charity and as such has statutory duties as a company director, details of which are set out in sections 170 to 177 of the Companies Act 2006.  All governors of the School are also required to be registered at Companies House as a Director/Trustee of the Academy Trust Company.

If you would like to stand for election please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it completed to the School no later than 3pm, Tuesday, 18th December 2018. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words.

If there are more nominations than vacancies the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents in January 2019, due to the Christmas holiday period, together with details of the ballot procedure.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs Helen Orton

Returning Officer.


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