St Luke's C of E Primary School

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Parent Governor Nominations

To parents/carers of children on the school roll

Dear Parents/Carers

The Governing Body of St. Luke’s Primary School currently has a vacancy for one parent governor. Being a governor is a very important yet rewarding role in our school.  Governors make a huge contribution to the effective leadership of our school.  Governors are involved in the school’s processes for self-evaluation and improvement planning. They drive the strategic direction of the school with the Executive Headteacher but do not make the day to day decisions on how the school is run.

Governors are volunteers. Being a governor is an important role and requires attendance at four Governing Body Meetings a year, attendance on at least one committee which may meet three to seven times during the year and visits to school. Full Governing Body Meetings start at 6pm and usually last two and a half hours. Committee meetings last for a couple of hours and are held during the school day. Prior to meetings, it is expected that governors have read all paperwork sent by the clerk. This may include policies, data, reports and guidance documentation.

We value highly the partnership with parents at every level of the school, including representation on the Governing Body. However, a parent governor is a representative and not a delegate of parents and has the same role and responsibilities on the Governing Body as other membersParent governors are elected by other parents.

All parents and carers with children at the school are eligible to stand for election and to vote for candidates. The term of office is four years and parent governors are not required to stand down when their child leaves the school.  Governors are required to apply for an enhanced DBS.

All prospective governors at St. Luke’s must be interviewed by Father David Stephenson, Chair of Governors, and the Executive Headteacher. Once elected by parents, the governor will receive training and induction. The Governing Body is currently looking for a governor with particular skills in community networking to be able to support the work of the Governing Body.

If you would like to put yourself forward for nomination, or know someone else who has the time and skills to commit to this important role, you are invited to submit nominations for the election on the form below and return this to the school by Friday 25th May 2018 at 9:30am.  No nomination will be accepted after that date. Each candidate needs to supply the names of two other parents who support their nomination.

Please fill in the nomination form sent out in the book bags and return to the school office.

Those nominated to stand as parent governors may supply a short personal statement about themselves, (no more than 200 words) for circulation to the parents, together with their nomination form. If only one nomination is received for parent governor on the Governing Body the person nominated may be appointed without a ballot.


In the event of an election, the timetable will be:

Ballot paper sent to Parents/Carers                          Friday 1st June 2018

Closing date for receipt of ballot paper                   Thursday 7th June 2018    

Count of votes                                                               Friday 8th June 2018


Yours sincerely


Fr David Stephenson

Chair of Governors