ELECTION OF TWO PARENTAL REPRESENTATIVES TO THE
GOVERNING BODY OF TOTLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL 2014
Would you like to be a Governor Totley Primary school?
As you may know, a number of places on the Governing Bodies of schools are reserved for parents. We have four Parent Governor places at Totley and there are are two vacancies at present.
It is a chance for you as a parent to have an influence over the education the school provides for all its children. Governors make decisions about many aspects of the school including the curriculum, staffing and the school’s finances.
These are exciting times at Totley, having just converted to academy status and joined the Mercia Learning Trust with King Ecgbert and Newfield Schools.
Their role is vital to the education of our children so we would urge you to consider standing. In case you feel a bit daunted by the responsibilities, training will be available to help you understand your role as a Parent Governor.
There is also a vital role for Parent Governors in providing a link between the school and parents. The Parent Governor will be expected to attend at least three full meetings of the School Governing Body each year and also other meetings of Committees of the Governing Body. They will take an active interest in the school and the children and help promote the parental view at meetings of the School Governing Body.
– All people who have parental responsibility for a child at the school are eligible to stand for election as a Parent Governor.
– If there are more nominations than vacancies an election is held. The election will be organised by the Chair and Headteacher of the school and every parent of a pupil in the school will receive a voting paper and will have the opportunity to vote.
Please complete the attached form and return to the school office by 3.00pm on Thursday 13th March 2014