Nominations are now being invited for the position of Parent Governor on our school’s Governing Body. Following the decision of Mr Tony Senior not to extend his time as Governor at Wadworth Primary after serving for over 30 years we have a vacancy for a parent governor.
Tony has been instrumental in monitoring standards, appointing staff, reviewing safeguarding procedures and a million other things to both support and challenge the running of the school and will be very sadly missed. We wish him all the best in his well-earned ‘retirement’ from the position.
The governing body, with the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:
+ Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
+ the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
+ Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills:
• Knowledge of managing a budget;
• Experience in recruitment of staff;
• Understanding of data analysis;
• Knowledge of safeguarding procedures/processes
Training is available for all governors and this governing body has an expectation that those new to being a governor, attend free induction training.
If you would like to stand for election, please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it to the school no later than Friday 16th October 2020. Due to covid restrictions we are not asking for prospective candidates to receive nominations from other parents but ask that you include a short personal statement to support your self-nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words.
If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.