Parent Governor Vacancies September 2019
We currently have vacancies for two Parent Governors. Being a Governor is an important role in the life of the school as Governors work with the Headteacher in setting the overall direction of travel of the school. They are involved in important decisions about such matters as staff appointments, the budget of the school, and expenditure on the premises of the school. They discuss pupil achievement and support and take an interest in the ways the school is continuing to maintain high standards. They support the Headteacher and School Leadership Team as they lead the school.
We would like the members of the Governing Body to continue to represent the diversity of our intake and want anyone who has time to offer and an interest in our school to feel able to offer their services in this key role. A wide variety of skills are very welcome.
For more information about the parent governor role here at Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery please click this link.
Training is available for all governors and those new to being a governor are encouraged to attend induction training. All of our governors are expected to follow the Code of Conduct. click this link.
Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close. Parents/carers being nominated are invited to provide some brief biographical details limited to not more than 150 words suitable for inclusion in the ballot paper. Parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 hours per academic year or more or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.
Click here for a summary of the qualifications required to serve as a governor. Anyone standing for election must certify that he/she is not disqualified for any reason.
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.