Become a Parent Governor

Date:11th January 2021


Dear Parents/Carers,

Would you - or someone you know - like to be a parent governor?

As you will be aware the parent governor election process which commenced back in March 2020 was unfortunately, postponed due to Covid19 and I believe we are now in the position to resume the elections.  The active support of our parents is essential in helping us to succeed and to develop and we currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor and are inviting parents to participate in the election process if they so wish.  Parents can nominate either themselves or another parent for the position.  

Parent governors are elected for up to four years and may continue to be a governor after their children have left the school.  Full training will be given and you will find all the relevant information about becoming a Parent Governor in a zip file at the bottom of this page.

Please ensure to read everything prior to completing your nomination form.  Nominations must be received no later than Friday 29th January 2021 and should be emailed to however, if you are posting your nomination please ensure nominations are placed into a sealed envelope and addressed to Annie Questa.


Election stage process:

  1. Formal count of nominations
  2. Details of those who have been nominated will be sent to all parents in due course
  3. An election will be held


The governing body work in partnership with the Executive Headteacher amongst other external bodies and has an important role; it works to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school and oversees the development of the school in order to ensure that our students obtain the best education possible.  Other decisions agreed by the governing body include how the budget is to be spent, school policies and agreeing plans for the future and ensuring that decisions are followed through.

Governors are volunteers but may claim for expenses such as travel or childcare, by agreement with the other governors.

Meetings are held once a term.  We do hope that you consider this wonderful opportunity to join the governing body as a parent governor and look forward to receiving your completed nomination form. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Dawn Whelan my PA.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Richard Fitzgerald

Executive Headteacher


Page Downloads Date  
Parent Governor Pack 15th Jan 2021 Download


News / 10th February 2021
Booking Open for Virtual Year 10 Parents Evening
All parents' evenings will be conducted remotely for the rest of this academic year. The system will allow meetings to be conducted via video link, replacing the face-to-face set-up. Booking will shortly open for the virtual Y10 parents' meeting on Tuesday 23rd February. This will allow you to discuss engagement and progress thus far during the current remote learning period. Please make a single 5-minute appointment. For the majority of parents this will be with your child's Y10 tutor. In a small number of cases, there will be an opportunity to make an appointment with the Head of Y10. If this option is available, choose the head of year appointment instead of the tutor. Bookings will be open from 12 noon Wednesday 10th February. The booking system will close at 5pm Thursday 18th February. Bookings must be made through our central SchoolCloud portal by following this link Assistance with the process of making the appointment can be found in the 'Parent Guide' accessible by clicking this link. Further help with the process of connecting via videocall can be found by clicking this link. During the evening, the appointment times cannot be changed so it is essential that you are ready to log-in a few minutes before the allocated time. The system is configured for use on mobile devices though a laptop/tablet/desktop set-up will likely provide clearer communication. Kind regards Matthew Rees Deputy Headteacher Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools
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