We have a vacancy for a parent governor to serve on the school’s governing board from 7 March 2022.
Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school and make a vital contribution to our local governing board. Their role is not to speak on behalf of parents, but to use their perspective as a parent to help the local governing board understand a parent’s viewpoint. This helps the board to make good decisions and maintain a link between governance and the parent community. Parent governors share the duty of carrying out the board’s wide range of responsibilities equally with other types of governor.
Governors are not responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, as their role is at the strategic and policy-making level in the school. They ensure that the headteacher performs their responsibilities for the educational performance of the school and ensure the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources. As a Church of England school, the Christian foundation, ethos and values at Brockington College are integral to the work of the governing board.
You do not need to be an expert in education to be a school governor, and we value the variety of 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 school, a commitment to undertake training and a willingness to engage in the life of the school and its strategic development, over and above merely attending meetings. The local governing board welcomes nominations from any eligible parents/carers wishing to stand for election, particularly if they have a background in one or more areas of strategy, finance or safeguarding.
All governors serve a four year term of office, even if the child of a parent governor leaves the school before their term of office ends. Being a governor does involve time; there are five governing board evening meetings each year and governors usually serve on one or more committees which meet approximately once a term. You will need to set aside time to be able to become an effective governor, including preparing for meetings, carrying out monitoring visits to the school, completing training and updating your knowledge.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a parent governor at Brockington College, please contact Diana Walker, Principal’s PA via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0116 2863722 to request an application pack and a nomination form to put yourself forward as a candidate. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 3pm on Friday 11 February 2022.