Parent Governor vacancy
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8th October 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

We currently have one vacancy for a parent governor in our school. This is a rewarding role where you will support and

challenge the running of the Academy, work with the Head of School and other leaders, and ensure that the academy is

operating effectively in all respects. The membership of local governing bodies provides an opportunity for local

stakeholders to be represented, e.g. parents/carers, staff and community leaders. The term of office is three years

unless your child leaves the school, at which point the term of office will end. I attach some details of the post and an

application form should you wish to apply. The closing date for applications is Friday 19th October at 12 noon. If there

are more applicants than vacancies there will be a ballot and more information will be sent to parents.

Please see attached Governance and LGB overview document for the context of how local governing bodies operate

within Bright Futures Educational Trust.

All parents who make themselves known to the school, may stand as a parent governor providing they are not

disqualified from holding office. Grounds for disqualification include bankruptcy, disqualification under the Company

Directors Disqualification Act 1986, a criminal conviction and/or if they have been barred from any regulated activity

relating to children. Further details are available from the school office.

The term ‘Parents’ include:

* The parents (natural or adoptive)

* Any individual who has or has had ‘parental responsibility for, or cares or has cared for a pupil of the school

* A person who the children lives with and who looks after the child, irrespective of what their relationship is with the child – e.g. step-father, grandparents, other relatives and foster parents. NB this must be someone involved in the full time care of the child on a settled basis

No parent engaged in paid employment at the school for more than 500 hours in any consecutive 12 month period can

stand for election/appointment as a parent governor.

If you would like to know more about being a governor please speak to Sharon Egan who is a staff governor, or you can

speak to me for further information. You can also visit the national governance association on their website where there is a wealth of information to help you

Yours sincerely

Miss H T Yuen

Head of School


BFET governance overview with LGB context

Governor_Application_Form BFET 2018 update