Being a Governor
The role of a parent governor is no different to that of the other governors. As with all governors, they are there to set the vision for the school, to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Senior Leadership Team at the school and to ensure accountability: that the school is well managed and that it ensures the best outcomes for the children who go there.
Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school to serve for four years. They must be a parent of a child on the school roll at the time of their election. If their children leave the school before the end of their term of office, they may continue to the end of their term of office.
Parent governors are full governors and should take part in all aspects of the work of the governing body providing they do not have a personal interest.
Although elected by parents, parent governors are not mandated to express any views apart from their own. They may, however, wish to express other parents’ views to the governing body where appropriate.
Parent governors may receive complaints about the school. These should be referred directly to the headteacher without the parent governor becoming involved unless to help make an appointment with the headteacher. If the complaint is about the headteacher, the complaint should be referred to the Chair of Governors.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact the school office via email.