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Dear parent/carer,

Help make a difference to our students – join us as a governor!

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor to serve on the governing body at Ibstock Community College and are very keen to encourage parents (or those with parental responsibility) of registered students to nominate themselves to fill these places.

Parent governors are elected by other parents and are vital to our governing body.  In partnership with the principal, they share equally with other governors the duty of carrying out the governing body's wide range of strategic responsibilities to:-

  • support, challenge and decide what is best for the college
  • plan for the long term future of the college and decide how the college’s budget should be spent
  • make decisions collectively on matters such as performance targets, college policies and the college’s development plan
  • plan for its own learning and development to ensure it is ready for future challenges

If you join our governing body, you will serve for a four year term and can continue to the end of those four years, even if your child leaves the college.  You will need to set aside time to be able to be an effective governor, including preparing for meetings, visiting the college and undertaking training and development.  There are four full governing body meetings each year.  In addition, governors usually sit on one of two sub-committees, which meet once a term.

We value the experience and skills that all governors bring to the role.  You do not have to be an expert on education or have any special qualifications to be a school governor. However, you will be expected to demonstrate skills and experience that will enhance governance at the college, a commitment to undertake training and a willingness to engage in the life of the college and its strategic development, over and above merely attending meetings.

If you are interested in becoming a governor and would like to put yourself forward as a candidate, or want further information, please below for an application pack, or email Sue Wheeler on s.wheeler@ibstockcollege.co.uk.   Please complete and return the parent governor election form to the college for the attention of Anne Marie Blewitt by 3pm on Friday 24 January 2020.

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.

To find out more about what being a governor at the college is like, please contact me and I will be more than happy to answer any questions. 

Yours sincerely,

 

Anne-Marie Blewitt

Executive Headteacher

 

Application pack covering letter

Parent governor election form

Governor expectations

Declaration of eligibility

NGA code of practice