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 govelections@bishop.towerhamlets.sch.uk 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

Documents

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Parent Governor Pack 15th Jan 2021 Download