Vacancy for a parent governor

Nomination for Parent Governor

There is a vacancy for a parent governor to serve on the college’s governing body. We are very keen to encourage parents and carers of registered pupils to nominate themselves to become part of our governing body.

Parent governors are elected by other parents and are vital to our governing body. They share equally with other governors the duty of carrying out the governing body’s wide range of responsibilities. Governors do not run the college day to day, as their role is at the strategic or policy-making level in the college. They ensure that the Head of College performs his responsibilities for the educational performance of the college and ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the college’s financial resources. You do not have to be an expert on education to be a college governor, and we value the experience and skills that all governors bring to the role. However you will be expected to demonstrate skills and experience that will enhance governance at the college, a commitment to undertake training and a willingness to engage in the life of the college and its strategic development, over and above merely attending meetings.

If you join our governing body, you will serve for a four year term and you can continue to the end of the four years even if your child leaves the college. Being a governor does take up time.

There are four governing body meetings each year and governors usually serve on one or more committees which meet, at least once a term. You will need to set aside time to be able to be an effective governor: time to prepare for meetings, for visiting the college, to undertake training and updating.
If you would like to take the opportunity to put yourself forward as a candidate please contact the college by sending an email to admin@wigstoncollege.org, or telephone 0116 2881611, and request an application pack which will contain further information along with a parent governor election form.

Please complete and return the election form to Sue Bonsor (PA to Head of College) by Wednesday 30th November.

If there are more nominations than vacancies the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.

Yours sincerely
Mike Wilson
Head of College and Returning Officer