We have a vacancy for 2 parent governors which we need to fill as soon as possible.
We know parents are interested in the education of their children and keen to see that the school provides a challenging education for all the pupils who come here. Please do not assume that there will be others coming forward who are better equipped for the job; we need enthusiasm and a willingness to work as a member of the team far more than any specific knowledge or expertise!
The governing body of a school is responsible for ensuring that pupils receive high quality education and that the conduct of the school reflects this aim. The governors work as a team with the head teacher in the whole strategic planning and management of the school. Their responsibilities include consideration and agreement of the aims and policies of the school, discussion and approval of the targets for improvement, appointment of staff, setting and monitoring the budget, monitoring the performance of the school and reporting to the parents and community on how they have accomplished their tasks. Governors are the link between the school and the community and representatives of all those with an interest in the well-being and reputation of the school are needed. Parents are very important in keeping the governing body aware of the views of parents and the local community. They are a vital part of our team.
There is first class advice and support available to you and training for your new role at no cost to you.
The chair of the governing body or headteacher will be happy to talk to you if you are interested in being nominated and/or want further information. You may also wish to contact Blackburn with Darwen Governance and Liaison team on (01254) 666507 or visit the Council’s website at: www.blackburn.gov.uk - School Governors.
Additional forms are available on the school website and from the school office
If you would like to take the opportunity to put yourself forward as a candidate, please complete and return the attached documents to Mr Fred Nelson, School Business Manager by 12:00 noon on Monday 13th October 2014. If it is necessary for there to be an election, I will contact you to let you know about the arrangements.
If there are more nominations than vacancies, an election will be held on 28th October 2014 and you will be sent a voting paper. You may return the ballot paper either via your child or by post.