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Governor Vacancies

We currently have a vacancies for a parent governor and a community governor.  Please see the flyer below which gives some general information about the roles.  There is also more information in the Meet the Governors section of our website.  

 

If you are interested in either role, please read the information below 'Could you become a governor?' which gives more information about the role.  Please also read the important information on 'Eligibility' which outlines the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. All governor appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Parent Governor Election

(closing date for nominations 17 Nov 21)

Interested? 

Being a governor is a voluntary role.  It can be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding and our parent governors have a real part to play in making our school successful and supporting our children to Sparkle & Shine.  Our parent governors are elected by parents and, although they aren’t elected to represent parents' views, they bring their experience of being a parent to the governing board.

 

No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and being prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work.  However, at this time we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with knowledge or experience in the education or early years sector, human resources or data analysis.

 

How to stand for election

Our parent governors are elected by and from the parents of pupils attending our school.  Only parents or individuals exercising parental responsibility of a child registered at the school are eligible to stand for election. 

 

If you would like to stand for election, please complete a nomination form downloadable from our website (below) or available as a printed copy from the Reception area.  Your self-nomination form must be returned to the school no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 17 November 2021 by email to enquiries@sawley-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk (clearly marked Parent Governor Election in the subject line) or by hand.  You are responsible for ensuring that your nomination form is received by the deadline and ensuring it has been received. Instructions for returning the forms by email or by hand are on the website and on the nomination form. 

 

If the number of applications is the same as or smaller than the number of positions to be filled, then the applicant/s will be deemed to be elected, subject to the necessary eligibility checks.  If we receive more applications than there are vacancies, a secret ballot will be carried out in which all parents and those exercising parental responsibility will be entitled to vote. 

 

If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please email Diane Dakin, the clerk to the governors, at ddakin@sawley-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk or telephone the school office and leave your contact details and we will get back to you.  

 

Community Governor appointments

We also have a vacancy for a community governor.   

 

Community governors are appointed for the skills they can contribute to the governing body. The school has an appointment process for community governors which includes completing an application form, having a short interview and visiting the school.  This provides an opportunity for both you and the school to make an informed decision about your potential appointment.  The school will also take up references before confirming their decision to appoint. 

 

We are currently particularly seeking skills in finance, data analysis and education to strengthen the skills profile of the board, but most important is your commitment to the school, teamworking and a willingness to contribute to the board.   

 

If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please email Diane Dakin, the clerk to the governors, at ddakin@sawley-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk or telephone the school office and leave your contact details and we will get back to you.   


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