Parent Governor Election 2024

Parent Election Letter PDF 10.05.24

Parent Election Letter Docx 10.05.24

I am writing to invite you to stand for election as a parent governor, or to nominate another parent/carer to do so. At Charlton Park Academy, we have provision for two Parent Governors and there is currently one vacancy.

The Governing Body, with the Principal, has overall responsibility for the running of the school.

The Governing Body has three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

No special qualifications are needed, and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the Governing Body’s work. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents/carers with the following skills:

  • Premises knowledge/experience.
  • Financial knowledge/experience
  • Health knowledge/experience.

Training is available for governors and the Governing Body has an expectation that those new to being a governor attend free induction training and relevant courses.

Download the full document to see a summary.

The circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a Governor. Nominations must be from parents, or individuals exercising parental responsibility, of a child at the academy.

If you would like to stand for election, please complete the nomination form on page 3 and return it to the school, either as a hard copy or by email, to gsilvestri@charltonparkacademy.co.uk by no later than the 24th May 2024.

You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted, but if you are nominating another parent, please seek their prior consent.

If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.

Yours faithfully, Gianni Silvestri
Governance Professional and Returning Officer