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Election of One Parent Governor
by School Administrator - Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 12:02 PM

Dear Parent / Guardian,

Would you like to be more involved in your child’s education?  If so why not consider becoming a school governor.  All schools have places for Parent Governors and we currently have a vacancy for ONE of these positions at the Newbridge School.

Governors make decisions about many aspects of the school including the curriculum, staffing and the school’s finances.  This role is essential to the education of children in the Borough of Caerphilly so please consider standing.  In case you feel a little apprehensive about the responsibilities of the role, we offer training to assist you.

Meetings of the Governing Body have to be held at least once per school term; you can serve as a Governor on up to two schools at any one time and the term of office is four years. If you have parental responsibility for a child at the school then you are eligible to stand, although there are certain restrictions as summarised overleaf (for full details please contact a member of the Governor Support Team– contact details as below).

Nominating yourself is simple just contact the school for a form, include a short personal statement, and return to your child’s school.  Both parents are eligible to stand for election but because we aim to reduce paper use we only send out one nomination form.  We welcome applications from both parents - please ask the school for another form.  If there are more nominations than vacancies we will hold a ballot and circulate your statement together with voting papers.

If you have any questions about the role of Governors, parental elections, nominations or appointments please contact Newbridge School.