Mrs Helen Evans, one of our Parent Governors, is stepping down due to her work commitments and we would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all her hard work.
I am therefore writing to give you details of the arrangements for nominations and voting for new Parent Governors.
We have one vacancy to take office from June 2013. Enclosed with this letter is a nomination form on which four parents who have children at the school can jointly nominate another parent for election as a Parent Governor. No parent may nominate more candidates than there are vacancies. It is necessary for a parent Governor to have a child at the school at the time he or she is elected. Certain people are disqualified from being Governors and these are described on the back of the nomination form.
Completed nomination forms must be returned to school by Monday 10th June 2013.
There is space on the nomination form for a statement of not more than 50 words by the person nominated in which they can give such details as they wish about themselves and their views. This statement would then be included on the voting paper which will then be circulated to all parents.
The term of office is for four years whether or not the child of the elected parent remains at the school for the whole of this period. A Parent Governor elected now will hold office until May 2017 and, like other Governors, will be eligible for re-election.
The Suffolk Education Committee would like parents to play as full a part as possible in your children’s education and, therefore, it is hoped that you will use your vote in this election.
Revd G Owen
Chair of Governors