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parent governors??

Discussion in 'Governors' started by rebeccafound, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. anyone gone through the process of applying to be a parent governor? Were you successful, not successful? I am thinking of applying....thanks
  2. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    Parent Governors are elected. You can't normally 'apply' to be one.
  3. Am assuming there's been a letter home asking for interested parents to put their names forward?
    You'll probably need to write a bit of 'blurb' about yourself when you put your application form in and in the event there are more interested parents than positions available there will be an election. The election will be managed by the school (or LA) and only parents will have a vote. If there's only one applicant then in our school they get the job, no election.
    My advice to you would be to gain as much of an understanding of what being a governor entails before you stand. Talk with the head, talk with existing parent governors, talk with the chair of governors, get books from the library, read previous messages here etc. The role is that of strategic leadership of the school as part of a collective body.
    Good luck!


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