Parent Governor Election

Dear Parents and Carers

ELECTION OF ONE PARENT GOVERNOR

I am writing to inform you that Katie Walker has stepped down from the governing body as a parent governor.  Katie has made a valuable contribution to our work at Greasbrough over the last couple of years and we are all very grateful to her. Katie’s departure means that we now need to recruit a new governor who is a parent or carer of a child attending the school.

Since the school has become an Academy, there are two tiers of governance at Greasbrough; the Academy Trust Board and the Local Governing Body of Greasbrough Primary School. The vacancy occurs in the Local Governing Body.

Being a governor requires time and commitment, but is a very valuable way of contributing to the education of all children at the school. A parent governor is not a representative of other parents, but someone who brings a parental/carer’s perspective to the work of the governing body.  For anyone who is interested in putting themselves forward, a short guide to being a governor is available from the school office or can be viewed at http://greasbroughprimary.co.uk/information-for-prospective-governors-2/ .It is essential that you do read this if you are interested, as the guide outlines some of the aspects of governance that you need to be aware of.  Once appointed, an induction programme helps new governors into the role.

Governing Bodies are now encouraged to identify the particular skills and experience that they require in an applicant for any vacancies.  At Greasbrough, we are very fortunate to have a wide range of skills and experience amongst existing governors but experience in the business world and/or marketing would be a useful to complement existing skills and experience. However, if you are passionate about Greasbrough but don’t have business experience, then please don’t let this put you off!  We do require from any new governor a high level of commitment to the school’s vision for excellence in all areas.  A shared passion for doing what it takes for Greasbrough to become an outstanding school when next inspected and to sustaining practice at this level into the future, is essential.

If you are interested, then please complete the proposal form on the back of this letter to tell us a little about yourself, and send this to me, via the school office by Tuesday 3rd November.   If more than one parent/carer puts themselves forward, then an election will be held and the information you provide will be shared with all parents/carers.

With best wishes

Mrs E M Buxton Chair of Governors

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