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Parent Governor Nominations

School Governing Body - Parent Governor Elections

There is currently a vacancy for a parent governor on the school’s governing body.  The term of office is four years.  The governing body plays a significant part in the development and management of the school and, as such, parent governors play an important role as members of the governing body helping to form policy, and set priorities.

I am, therefore, writing to invite you either to nominate yourself or to nominate a parent to fill the vacancy.  A nomination form is attached.  If you would like to nominate someone please return the completed form to the school by Friday 28th September 2018.

The person nominated must, on the date that nominations close, be a parent of a registered pupil at the school.  Please note that you are not eligible to be a parent governor if you are:

a)  an elected member of the Local Authority;

b)  paid to work at the school for more than 500 hours in any twelve month period commencing 1st August and finishing 31st July.

No parent may propose and/or second more nominations than there are vacancies.  It is envisaged that parent governors will normally be chosen from amongst those parents who will have a child at the school for a reasonable period of time.  Parents being nominated are invited to give on the nomination form some brief biographical details suitable for inclusion in the voting paper.

Under the terms of the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2003, as amended, individuals are disqualified from holding office if they:

•    are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983;

•    are bankrupt;

•    are subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or to an order made under section 429 (2) of the Insolvency Act 1986;

•    have been removed from the office of charity trustee or trustee for a charity by the Charity Commissioners or High Court on grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement, or under section 7 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 from being concerned in the management or control of any body;

•    are included in the list of teachers or workers prohibited or restricted from working with children or young people;

•    are disqualified from working with children;

•    are disqualified from being an independent school proprietor, teacher or employee by the Secretary of State;

•    have been sentenced to three months or more in prison (without the option of a fine) in the five years before becoming a governor or since becoming a governor;

•    have received a prison sentence of 2 ½ years or more in the 20 years before becoming a governor;

•    have at any time received a prison sentence of five years or more;

•    have been fined for causing a nuisance or disturbance on school premises during the five years prior to, or since appointment or election as a governor;

•    refuse to an application being made to the Disclosure & Barring Service for a criminal records certificate.

If more than one nomination is received the election will be by secret ballot.  If this is necessary voting papers will be sent to you together with details about the ballot procedure.


Yours sincerely

Mr S W Charlton


“Bredon Hill Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

 and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Enhanced

 DBS checks will be required.”

Copy of letter and nomination form below.