Volunteer Parent Governor
To support governors and the headteacher, the local governing body of The Albert Pye and Ravensmere Schools Federation are seeking to appoint to the volunteer role of parent governor for Ravensmere.
Governors are responsible for ensuring the strategic direction of schools, their performance and the use of resources to support learning. They help to ensure that schools provide the best education they can for pupils, parents and our local community. Our parent governors are very valuable members of the governing body and we rely on them to help us to give a parent’s view. They are on the governing body as representative parents, but they are not delegates and other parents cannot mandate them on how they should vote.
Governors do not need to be experts to tackle the range of responsibilities expected of them. Help, advice and training are available from various sources. If you are interested in being part of this team and have time to commit to the role, we would like you to consider becoming a parent governor. If you would like more information please contact the school and we would be please to answer any queries you may have.
Anyone who has parental responsibility for a pupil on the school roll at Ravensmere at the time of the election can self-nominate, stand for election and can vote in an election (should one be necessary). A parent who works for the school for 500 hours or more, or is an elected member of the local authority is not eligible to stand for election as a parent governor but they are permitted to vote (although such people can become governors through another route). If insufficient parents stand for election The Active Learning Trust can appoint nominated parents to the governing body. The term of office for a parent governor is three years.
All nominations should be sent to the school office marked for the attention of Emma Plane, Clerk to the Governors, by 12noon on Friday 2nd November 2018. We also need a few words about the candidate and why they would like to become a governor. Please complete the nomination form below.