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Parent Governor Election

 

11th May 2021

Dear Parents

 

We are pleased to advise you that we have received four applications for our two Parent Governor vacancies.   As a result, we will be holding an election.  Please find also with this email a ballot paper and information from the candidates on their reasons for applying and their experience and personal skills they can bring to the role. 

 

We would be grateful if you could take the time to cast your vote for this important role on our governing body

 

Each parent is entitled to up to two votes on one ballot paper irrespective of the number of children you have in the school.

The format for the election is as follows:

1.  Each parent must vote on a separate form.

2.  Each parent is entitled to vote for up to two candidates

3.  Please vote in ink by placing an X against the two candidates of your choice.

 

Papers recording more than two votes or marked in any other way will be declared invalid.

 

Please place the voting paper in an unmarked envelope which should then be sealed in an outer envelope marked "Parent Governor Elections" along with the name/s of the voting parent/s.  Unfortunately we cannot count any unnamed outer envelopes.

You may place more than one unmarked envelope in the marked outer envelope as long as the number of number of unmarked envelopes corresponds to the names on the outer envelope.

Once the name has been checked against the list of those eligible to vote, the outer envelope will be discarded and the inner envelope placed in the ballot box.

 

Please see the candidates' election statements as a separate attachment to this letter.

 

All Ballot Paper voting forms must be returned to the school office by 3.00pm on Tuesday 25th May 2021

 

Envelopes (marked ‘Parent Governor Elections’ with the names of the voting parent/s) can be placed in the red letter box by the school entrance

 

Thank you very much

"The whole school community works continuously to provide the very best education for it's pupils"

Ofsted February 2015

Structure and Responsibility of Governors

 

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

 

School Governing Body

 

 

The Instrument of Government states that the governing body shall consist of:

 

  • 3 parent governors
  • 1 authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 6 co-opted governors

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives of the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

Simon Whitbourn

Co-opted - Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors, Governor Development and Training, Pay Committee

Date appointed: 13th September 2018

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 89%

 

Stuart Ratcliffe

Co-opted

Responsibilities: Vice-Chair, Safeguarding Governor, Pay Committee

Date appointed: 18th December 2012

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 78%

Royston Black

Co-opted

Responsibilities: HT Review Committee

Date appointed:

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%

Alan Claggett

Co-opted

Responsibilities: Chair of Pay Committee,

Date appointed: 7th July 2014

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% 

Fiona Cross

Co-opted

Responsibilities: Special Educational Needs

Date appointed: 13th September 2018

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Member of Admissions Appeal Panel - HCC

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%

 

Alan Dowden

Authority

Responsibilities:

Date appointed: 7th July 2014

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Member of HCC

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Governor at St Francis

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 78%

 

Rebecca Rowe

Staff

Responsibilities:

Date appointed: 1st September 2015

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Employed at Knightwood School

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 78%

 

Alice Smith

Staff

Responsibilities:

Date appointment: 11th September 2019

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Employed at Knightwood School

Governance roles in other educational establishments:Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%

Chris Thom

Co-opted

Responsibilities: HT Review Committee

Date appointed: 7th July 2014

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 67% 

Riccardo Weber

Parent

Responsibilities: Health & Safety Governor, HT Review Committee

Date appointed: 13th September 2018

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% 

Paul Haydon

Non Governing Head

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%

 

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