Vacancy for ONE Parent/Carer Governor

28th January 2020

Parent Governor Vacancy at Kenton Bar Primary School



Dear parents/Carers


We currently have a vacancy for one parent governor and are seeking nominations

for an enthusiastic and committed parent or carer to join the governing board.


The term of office for all governors is three years.


At Kenton Bar Primary we always aim for positive and purposeful partnerships with parents,

which undoubtedly bring important benefits to the pupils. One of the most significant ways

you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor. The governing

board’s main tasks are to support the school, ensure that all pupils receive a high quality

education and plan for future development and improvement.


Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role

in ensuring the governing board is aware of the views of parents and the local community.

We are confident that there are parents prepared to volunteer to take on this key role

and give their time and commitment to help us continue to develop and improve the school's


Governors are occasionally required to visit the school during the day for monitoring

visits and are encouraged to support school events, where possible.


If you are interested in becoming a governor, self-nomination is acceptable – see attached form, which will need to be submitted to the School Business Manager by 12.00 noon on 11th February, 2020.


When nominating yourself or someone else for the role of parent governor, you are nominating the person you believe has the skills and commitment to undertake the role. You are also nominating someone you trust to represent the views of parents when working with other governors and the Head Teacher, to promote high standards and strategically develop the school. The parent governor’s role is not to represent individual parents’ views or to report back directly to parents.


Should you have any questions about the role please do not hesitate to contact me on 0191 286 0536


If there are more nominations than vacancies, an election will be held and all parents will be sent a voting paper.


Yours sincerely,



  1. Lacey

Chair of Governors