Parent Governor Vacancy
Election of Parent Governors: Nominations
We currently have an exciting vacancy for a parent governor to serve on the governing body of Lealands High School. We are very keen to encourage parents (or people with parental responsibilities) of registered students to nominate themselves to fill this vacancy. Details of what you will need to do to be nominated can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Parent governors are elected by and from other parents and are vital to our governing body. They share equally with other governors the responsibility for carrying out the governing body’s wide range of responsibilities. Governors do not run the school day to day, as their role is at the strategic or policy-making level in the school. You do not have to be an expert to be a school governor, and we value the experience that all governors bring to the role. You will be supported in these duties by other experienced members of the governing body, the clerk to the governing body and the Governor Services Department of the Local Authority.
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/children leave the school. Being a governor does take time. There are seven governing body meetings each year, and governors usually serve on a committee/working group. You will need to set aside time to be able to be an effective governor: time to prepare for meetings, for visiting the school, undertaking training and updating your knowledge.
To find out more about what being a governor at this school is like, you can contact Amy Sheridan, Chair of the Governing Body, at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be very willing to answer any questions. Alternatively, contact
Luton Governor Services on 01582 548017, who can tell you more about what the role involves.
If you would like to take the opportunity to put yourself forward as a candidate, you may only do so on an official form, so please download the form below and complete and return to me by Friday 16th July 2021. If it is necessary for there to be an election, I will contact you to let you know about the arrangements.
Mr J. Burridge